was established in 1905, a lakeside village at the
Western edge of Wayne County. Today, the City of
Belleville is still a serene community, located strategically at the edge of one of Michigan's vibrant metropolitan areas.
only a few miles from several main highways, including
1-94,1-275 and US-23, and just minutes from Metro
Airport and Ann Arbor, Belleville has much to offer anyone seeking
opportunity and a superior quality of life.
residential neighborhoods blend grand
turn-of-the-century homes and tasteful new dwellings.
Children and adults enjoy the
inviting parks and open spaces about the
Lake provides water sports in summer, ice sports in
winter, and the backdrop for spectacular sunsets all
heart and soul of any community is a bustling Downtown.
The Downtown Business District is alive, filled with
diverse restaurants, unique shops and service
community enthusiastically supports and patronizes the
shopping district and its merchants. Civic pride bursts
throughout the year with popular events
the National Strawberry Festival, the Taste of Belleville, a free Music Lakeside summer concert series, the annual Booville celebration, Winter Fest and special holiday
is unique in its ability to encourage and invite
development without compromising the local
quality of life. Well-planned commecial and industrial sites are
available for both new ventures and expansion
of established projects.
is indeed a unique community offering unique
opportunities. Come visit us.
The elected leadership of the City of Belleville
includes the Mayor and City Council. The Mayor is
directly elected by the voters of the city and presides
over each City Council meeting and is responsible for
making membership appointments to the city's various
boards and commissions. He is also a voting member of
The City Council includes not only the Mayor, but also
the Mayor Pro Tem and three council members. The primary
duties of the Mayor Pro Tem include presiding over
meetings and ceremonial events in the absence of the
The City of Belleville operates on an administrative
process very similar to most other Michigan cities with
the council-manager form of government. This is the most
common form of municipal governance practiced in
Michigan. The Mayor and City Council set policy and
give direction to the City Manager, who in turn manages
the city staff.