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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 is 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 7:00 PM. 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

Delora Andrus

Delora Andrus, Mayor
Appointed in August 2018
First Elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2023
dandrus@cityofallegan.org

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.

Teresa Galloway

Teresa Galloway, Mayor Pro-Tem
First elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2023
tgalloway@cityofallegan.org


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.

In addition to running a small business, Mrs. Galloway works in the Finance Department for Allegan County and works a third job for a medical billing company in Allegan.  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

Roger Bird
First elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2023
rbird@cityofallegan.org

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.  Roger 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 worked in both marketing and advertising before entering into vocational ministry in 2003.  In 2008, Mr. Bird helped start a church in Allegan called The Bridge, where he is the senior pastor. 

He and his wife, Michele, are both Air Force veterans and have four grown children, five grandchildren, a beagle named Hank, and a fat cat named Larry. 

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

Peter Hanse

Peter Hanse
First elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2023
phanse@cityofallegan.org

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, he runs audio & video, along with serving as a deacon. 

Rachel McKenzie

Rachel
 McKenzie
First elected in November 2009
Current term expires in November 2021
rmckenzie@cityofallegan.org

Rachel McKenzie has called Allegan her home since 1987.  After graduating from Allegan High School in 1994 and attending KVCC on a tennis scholarship, she opted for adventure and headed west. Arizona would be her first stop, then New York, and finally landing in Canton, MI. In 1999 she moved back to her hometown and became a full time resident. Enjoying the live-work lifestyle, Rachel has resided in Allegan’s central business district above her family’s business for nearly 20 years. Her experiences living in the economic heart of Allegan sparked her desire to run for City Council.

In November 2009, Ms. McKenzie was elected to the Allegan City Council and is serving her third consecutive term. In 2013 she was elected Mayor Pro-Tem and later Mayor.  Since 2016 she has held either position until November 2019. In addition to her time on council, Councilmember McKenzie has served on various boards and committees and is active within her community.  In the last ten years, and with support from the community, she has been involved in several Capital Improvement Projects. Most notably, the Wastewater & Water Treatment Plant improvements, Jaycee Dog Park, the Allegan Welcome Center, and recently the Riverfront Revitalization Project.

Rachel is a volunteer for Positively Allegan, a local non-profit who hosts some of Allegan’s best events.  During any given season, you will find her on the Riverfront serving ice cold beverages or operating Allegan Police Department’s “Seatbelt Simulator” during July 3 Jubilee.  Rachel is also passionate about community beautification and lends her time in the community garden as well as decorating for Christmas.  In 2015, she was honored by the Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce and received the Community Pride and Promotion Award.

Rachel manages her family’s business and in her spare time enjoys renovation projects, all things DOG, and convincing herself that she can actually golf. She is the proud Auntie of Arthur, Blain, Emily, Noah, Shay, and Trenton, and a loving dog Mom to her ginormous pup, Ozzie.

Traci Perrigo

Traci Perrigo
First elected in November 2017
Current term expires in November 2021
tperrigo@cityofallegan.org

Traci Perrigo was elected to City Council in 2017. Traci ran for City Council to work toward smart management of the growth of our city and working toward equity and inclusion of all residents.  For the 2018-2019 year, Perrigo served on the Historic District Commission and Public Spaces Commission as Council Member. While serving on Public Spaces Commission, Traci and her fellow commission members developed the latest Parks and Rec Plan for the City. For the 2019-2020 year, she is serving on the Historic District Commission. Prior to serving on City Council, Mrs. Perrigo served on the DDA and Positively Allegan as a city resident.

Traci was born and raised in Allegan, and is the youngest among 7 siblings. She and her husband, Tim, are parents of a daughter who attends University of Michigan, a son who attends Allegan High School, and three adorable four legged kids. Mrs. Perrigo holds a Bachelor's in Business Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, MI) and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Kalamazoo, MI). 

Mrs. Perrigo is an advocate for cancer research and has participated in Legislation Day in Lansing as a Health Ambassador.  For 5 years, Traci served as a Committee Chair for the Allegan All Sports Booster Club. Traci is an active member of the Allegan County Historical Society and Lions Club Int. As a member of the Allegan County Historical Society, she is the promotions coordinator for the annual Living History Tour. Traci has been certified in cemetery preservation and invites anyone interested in cemetery preservation to join her on Saturday mornings during the summer months to help preserve Allegan's city-owned, beautiful Oakwood Cemetery.

In her spare time, Traci enjoys reading a true crime novel or watching a horror movie. Another passion of Traci's is organizing and minimizing her footprint on our planet. During the day, she works as a Supplier Relationship Manager at the Perrigo Company.

Dave Redding

Dave Redding
First elected in November 2019
Current term expires in November 2021
dredding@cityofallegan.org

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.

 

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