Mayor Joseph Karlichek
While the mayor’s office carries a great deal of responsibility, there are also many enjoyable aspects of the position. For instance, the mayor is called upon to speak on many topics to our young people in their school settings, and to local community groups and organizations; the mayor has the privilege of presenting proclamations recognizing the achievements of young and old alike; the mayor also has the legal authority to perform marriage ceremonies. The mayor has an equal voice and vote in the proceedings of the Council, but shall have no veto power.
The City Council, has all municipal legislative powers as conferred by the laws of the State of Michigan, except as provided by the Charter of the City of Flushing and except those which may be exercised by the people through direct legislation. The Council also has the power and authority, within constitutional limitations, to delegate by ordinance to Boards and Commissions such functions, powers, or authority conferred upon the City as the Council shall deem proper and advisable within its discretion.
Terms of Council members begin on the first Monday following the election. A general municipal election is held every two years, with council members being elected for four year terms. The Mayor is elected for a two year term. At each general municipal election, the voters elect three members to serve as City Councilpersons, plus a Mayor, unless additional members are to be elected to fill a vacancy. The City of Flushing has 4 District Councilpersons and two (2) At Large Councilperson representatives. In addition to the Mayor, the following individuals currently serve on the City Council.