City Council

Allegan City Council

The Allegan City Council is comprised of 7 residents of Allegan who are elected to four year terms by citizens of Allegan. From the 7 elected council members, a mayor and mayor pro-tem are appointed in November of each year.  For more information regarding the Allegan City Council Rules and Procedure click here

The Allegan City Council meets every second and fourth Monday nights of each month. Meetings are held at City Hall at 231 Trowbridge Street and start at 7:00pm. Study Session begins at 5:30pm. Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change, but are always posted at City Hall.  For more information about Allegan City Council meetings, various Commissions, Boards and Committees, see the Agendas and Minutes page. 

Council Members

Teresa Galloway, Mayor
First elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2024

Teresa Galloway was elected to City Council in November 2019. Mrs. Galloway graduated from Allegan High School in 1980.  Along with her husband Bob, they purchased their home in the City of Allegan in 1987.  They own and operate a business in Allegan and through that they enjoy meeting new people and serving the community.  They also enjoy spending time in the Downtown Allegan supporting local businesses.

Mrs. Galloway works for Allegan County. She has held several positions in different companies with extreme knowledge of business management. After many years of watching the City of Allegan grow and develop to as it is today, her desire to serve the community keeps growing.

If a family member is doing an activity, Teresa is there to support them.  Most Friday nights during the summer, you will find her at the stock car track supporting her nephews.  She also loves crocheting, gardening, having swimming parties in her back yard, and going for long walks.

Mrs. Galloway is aunt to several nieces and nephews, and she has a lot of support from family and friends in this adventure as a member of the Allegan City Council; her biggest supporter is her husband, along with three loving sisters: Judy, Georgia, Kelly and their families.


Roger Bird, Mayor Pro - Tem
First elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2024

Roger Bird came to Allegan in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the city and wanted to see it grow and thrive. Mr. Bird has spent his years in the community working to help the people of Allegan who needed a hand. He's done this through organizing volunteers to build handicap ramps, clean up yards, paint houses, do home repairs, and donate and deliver food. Rover decided to run for Allegan City Council in 2019 because he felt that it would allow him to make a greater impact on his adopted hometown.

Prior to being seated on City Council, Roger served on Allegan's Downtown Development Authority and was previously a part of Positively Allegan. He has a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a master's degree in Leadership. He is currently the executive director of The Arc of Allegan County.

He and his wife, Michele, are both Air Force veterans, have four grown children and six grandchildren.

In his spare time, Roger loves the outdoors - hiking, back packing, and kayaking. He also loves food, music, and watching movies, particularly "found footage" and anything set in space.


Delora Andrus
Appointed in August 2018
First Elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2024

Delora Andrus was appointed to represent the people of Allegan on the City Council in August 2018, and elected to retain her seat in November 2019.  Ms. Andrus continues years of service dedicated to improving the community of Allegan and is focused on establishing additional recreation opportunities for residents, as well as capitalizing on the assets already available, such as the Regent Theatre and Griswold Auditorium. 

Ms. Andrus has been an active member of several organizations committed to the forward progress of Allegan and is passionate about creating a welcoming environment for new businesses and citizens alike.  Ms. Andrus has served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Authority, the ARC of Allegan County, and the Allegan Jaycees, who recently awarded her the honor of Senator #78325.  She remains on the Night of Hope Auction committee and considers this one of the most rewarding experiences she has been involved with as it benefits the mission of Wings of Hope Hospice, which is to provide compassionate end of life care.

Ms. Andrus is nearly a lifelong resident of Allegan, having lived in Arizona and Nevada for periods of time, and is a graduate of Allegan High School. She is currently employed by the County of Allegan.


Peter Hanse
First elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2024

Peter Hanse has been a resident of the City of Allegan since 2005 and is the owner of Hanse Environmental Inc which has been located in Downtown Allegan since 1994.

Mr. Hanse graduated from Hamilton High School and continued his education at Central Michigan University.  Before being elected to the City Council, Councilmember Hanse served on the City of Allegan Planning Commission. Peter is a member of Iglesia Casa de Dios which is a bilingual IPHC church, where he runs audio & video, along with serving as a deacon. 


First elected in November 2021
Current term expires in November 2026

Bill was elected to the council in November of 2021. He is a businessman committed to the continued growth of Allegan, preserving its rich and colorful history while improving the quality of living for its citizens. He graduated from Allegan High School and attended Central Michigan University. Mr. Morgan returned to Allegan to wed his high school love Jan and to work with his father in the family business, which he purchased approximately 35 years ago and operates today.

Bill's history of public service includes previously serving on the board of the Allegan Chamber of Commerce as well as the Board of Review and participating with the Allegan Jaycees. He's a PER of the now discontinued Allegan Elks Lodge and is a member of the Allegan Riverfront Committee.

Mr. Morgan's greatest joys are enjoying his family, following his favorite sports teams, gardening, and exploring the outdoors with his wife. Bill also enjoys the game of golf, which he claims he does not play enough of.


Dave Redding
First elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2026
Dave Redding moved to Allegan in 2008 to join Perrigo as a lab technician. After regarding Allegan as a temporary residence for several years, Councilmember Redding realized the value of calling Allegan home when he and his wife moved into a modest house in a welcoming neighborhood. Through the benefit of friendly neighbors, positive business owners, and a walkable downtown that hosts regular events for the public, Mr. Redding has discovered a community in Allegan that he is proud to be part of. One that values history, art, the outdoors, and a genuine care for those around them.

Councilmember Redding is grateful for the opportunity to help Allegan become the embodiment of those values and looks forward to working with City Council during this exciting time of growth and opportunity for Allegan.


Mike Zeter
First elected in November 2021
Current term expires in November 2026

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