City Manager

S. Tutt Gorman

Appointed as City Manager for the City of Portland on June 16, 2014. Mr. Gorman previously served as City Attorney for the City of Portland, as well as legal counsel for other municipalities.


Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.


The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and oversees the daily operations and affairs of the City. The City Manager shall ensure that all laws and ordinances are enforced and he shall prepare and administer the annual budget and keep Council advised as to the financial condition and needs of the City.

The City Manager is also responsible for appointing, directing, and supervising all administrative officers of the City including the City Treasurer and Finance Officer, Parks and Recreation Director, Chief of Police, Ambulance Director, Electric Superintendent, Department of Public Works Foreman, Water Technician and Wastewater Superintendent.


Professionally, Mr. Gorman is a member of the Michigan Municipal Executives (MME), Michigan State Bar Association, and Kentucky Bar Association (KBA).

In 2017, Mr. Gorman was appointed by Governor Snyder to the Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council and reappointed by Governor Whitmer in 2020. Locally, Mr. Gorman formally served on the Board of Directors as President for the Ionia County Intermediate School District, the Board of Directors for the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Portland Downtown Development Authority.

City Manager Update - February 2022 (PDF)

  1. Tutt Photo

    S. Tutt Gorman

    City Manager

  2. Physical Address
    259 Kent St.
    Portland, MI 48875


    Monday - Friday

    8:00 am - 4:30 pm