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 & Finance Officer, Parks & 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 Local Government Management Association (MLGMA), Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA), Michigan State Bar Association, and Kentucky Bar Association (KBA).
Mr. Gorman was recently appointed by Governor Snyder to the Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council. Locally, Mr. Gorman serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary for the Ionia County Intermediate School District, the Board of Directors for the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors for the Portland Downtown Development Authority.

City Manager - Message of Thanks to City Council and Portland

Contact Us

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    S. Tutt Gorman

    City Manager

    Phone: 517-647-2931
    Fax: 517-647-2938

    Portland City Hall

    259 Kent Street
    Portland, MI 48875


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.