The Village Clerk provides efficient, friendly public service to the residents, business owners, and visitors of the Village of Elk Rapids. The Clerk maintains the official records of the village including minutes, ordinances, and finances. The Clerk’s office is also responsible for publishing and posting all legal notices and for Freedom of Information Act responses. The duties and responsibilities of the Village Clerk are described in detail in the Village of Elk Rapids Code of Ordinances.

Kaitlyn Szczypka

Village Clerk


Office: 231-264-9274

Freedom of Information Act

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act entitles all persons, except those incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees. Public records include writings (which include e-mail) prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by a public body or its divisions and employees in the performance of an official function, from the time they are created. There are certain public records that are exempt from disclosure, and these are defined in the Act. Further, the Act requires that public bodies designate a FOIA coordinator to receive and take action on FOIA requests.

The Village Clerk is the FOIA Coordinator for the Village of Elk Rapids. For more information on making a FOIA request click the button below.