Contact The Village Manager:

John Matthews

Village Manager


Office: 231-264-9274

The Village Manager is the Village’s chief administrative officer. Under the council-manager form of local government, the Village Council appoints a professionally trained and experienced Village Manager to properly administer all of the affairs of the Village, as described in Sections 2-91 through 2-105 of the Village of Elk Rapids Code of Ordinances.


  • Overall administration of the Village of Elk Rapids.
  • Community, labor, and intergovernmental relations.
  • Enforcing ordinances adopted by the Village Council.
  • Organizational development.
  • Recommending an annual budget and implementing the final budget.
  • Assist Council with creating and fulfilling Strategic Goals for the Village.


John Matthews is the village manager of Elk Rapids.