City Manager
Deborah Stuart, City Manager

Deborah Stuart has served as the City of Mason City Manager since January 2016.  As the City Manager, she reports directly to the City Council.  She is responsible for maintaining the management functions of city government and administering the day-to-day operations.  She provides oversight of the City Council meeting agenda process, working closely with the City Council to establish long term strategic plans and short term targets to guide the Stuart Deborah  photooperation of city government.  She is responsible for a total staff of over 50 employees and an annual budget of approximately $15 million which includes both the operating and capital budgets. 
 
The City Manager leads the City with the following guiding principles: 
VISION: The City of Mason will empower its employees to be a model of excellence in providing municipal services.
MISSION:  Our staff will anticipate the municipal needs of the community through an environment of innovation and leadership.
CORE VALUES:  Have integrity to maintain the public’s trust, making us value most:  Honesty, Professionalism, Accountability, and Efficiency. 

This is achieved by targeting three areas: 
ONE CITY:  No job, task, department, or employee is more important than another.  
WHOLE PERSON: What happens to our employees outside of work has as much to do with our success as what happens during their work day.  We are focused on having policies that produce a work environment supportive of our employees. 
SOLUTION MIND SET: The City is committed to having empowered problem solvers at all levels.   
 
Deborah has almost 20 years of local and state experience assisting community and economic development projects come to fruition.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Central Michigan University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.  She most recently served as the Community Development Incentives Director for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).  In that role, she was responsible for various Michigan incentive programs, including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), Community Revitalization Program (CRP), Renaissance Zones, Smart Zones, and Brownfield Programs averaging over $100,000 million annually being awarded to Michigan communities.  Prior to this position, Deborah served three years as the MEDC Community Assistance Team Specialist for 26 counties and in Jackson for seven years in various economic development roles.  Deborah is a proud resident of the City of Mason with her husband Mike and her two children.
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  • 12.2.19 City Manager's Report
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  • 11.18.19 City Manager's Report
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  • 11.4.19 City Manager's Report
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    document _recordid 521
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    document _recordid 519
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    document _recordid 518
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    document _recordid 515
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    document _recordid 511
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    document _recordid 509
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    document _recordid 501
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    document _recordid 494
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    document _recordid 491
  • 5.20.19 City Manager's Report
    document _recordid 488
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    document _recordid 481
  • 4.15.19 City Manager's Report
    document _recordid 470
  • 4.1.19 City Manager's Report
    document _recordid 438
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    document _recordid 437
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    document _recordid 436
  • 2.18.19 City Manager's Report
    document _recordid 435
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    document _recordid 388
  • 1.21.19 City Manager's Report
    document _recordid 359
  • 1.5.19 City Manager's Report
    document _recordid 277