The City of Sturgis is governed under the Aldermanic/Manager form of government. The Mayor is elected at large for a three-year term. The City Council is made up of the Mayor and two aldermen who are elected from each of the four wards for staggered, three-year terms.
The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The City Manager's job is to carry out the goals of the City Council as directed by the Council. The City Manager works in cooperation with the heads of the various City departments to ensure the public is receiving the services that it needs and wants. The City Manager is available to all City employees to offer guidance and to provide assistance in solving problems.
The City Attorney, Public Information Officer, and Human Resources Coordinator are also located within the City Manager's Department.