About Us

Real People, Real Community, Real Opportunity!

As Mayor of Dowagiac, it's my pleasure to welcome you to our City. As you get to know Dowagiac, I'm sure that you'll be impressed with its Victorian charm, embodied by our vibrant and alive downtown and our many fine and stately older homes as well as our commitment to the exciting promises of the 21st Century.

The citizens of Dowagiac are dedicated to saving and building on our historical heritage, while at the same time embracing and encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit that creates opportunities for all of her citizens. 

With excellent schools, an outstanding community college, a quality full service hospital, a healthy industrial and commercial base and a community wide commitment to the arts, Dowagiac has all the amenities of a city many times its size while retaining and enjoying its small town warmth and charm.

Whether you're a first time visitor or someone who knows us well, I invite you to take a little extra time to get to know us better. I'm confident you'll be impressed with Dowagiac's commitment to building a better future on the solid foundation of our remarkable heritage.

Thank You,
Mayor Donald D. Lyons


To read our city charter please visit the following link:

Dowagiac City Charter