City Manager's Office

The City of Holland has a City Council/City Manager form of government. As its governing body, Holland's City Council is comprised of nine elected members. The City Council's primary responsibility is to make decisions regarding the present and future of the City of Holland. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and with the help of staff, is responsible for all management functions of the City, including preparation of the budget, delivery of services, hiring of personnel, and implementation of capital projects. The City Manager provides the City Council with the information needed to fulfill its legislative role.

City Demographics

The City of Holland is located near the shores of Lake Michigan, in the south west corner of Ottawa County and the northwest corner of Allegan County. According to the 2010 census, the population was 33,051. This places Holland as the 53rd largest municipality in Michigan. City limits span 17.35-square miles, with 9.1 located in Ottawa County and 8.1 in Allegan County. The City of Holland is located 30 miles southwest of Grand Rapids, 186 miles northwest of Detroit and 150 miles northeast of Chicago Illinois.


The City of Holland - its residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations - are proud of our community and the significant emphasis on:

  • Beautification Efforts
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Historic Preservation
  • Partnerships
  • Service Excellence

Civic pride and responsibility are evident on every street and avenue, and community involvement at all levels is the base to our City success. The city of Holland is committed to excellence in the delivery of services. Our quality of life is enhanced through our collective efforts, today and for the generations to come.