A special Board of Trustees meeting is being held on Monday, January 30th from 5-7 pm at Central/Van Deusen. Agenda and minutes can be found on our website

Central Library’s parking lot located on the corner of Lovell and Rose St. will be closed on Sunday, January 29 due to a construction project. The library will still be open. 

Government

Bradley, Gilbert H., Jr.

“Gil has something unique to offer our community. During his ten years as a resident of Kalamazoo, he has been a student, factory worker, union member, teacher, social worker, and…

Caroline Ham

First elected to the Kalamazoo City Commission in 1975, Caroline Ham has the distinction of being the city’s first woman Mayor, having beat out several other candidates in 1981 in…

Kalamazoo Mayors

Before 1884, Kalamazoo was a village, led by a village president. In 1884, Kalamazoo became incorporated as a city and the office of mayor was instituted. List compiled by Kris Rzepczynski, former…

Kalamazoo Village Presidents

Before 1884, Kalamazoo was a village, led by a village president. In 1884, Kalamazoo became incorporated as a city and the office of mayor was instituted. List compiled by Kris Rzepczynski, former KPL staff…

Kalamazoo’s City Government

In 1836, the Village of Bronson was renamed Kalamazoo. Seven years later it was incorporated as a village. In 1884, the Village of Kalamazoo adopted a charter and was incorporated as a city. The city instated a commission-manager form of...

Washington, Arthur Jr.

In January of 2003, the Justice Center facility at Crosstown Parkway and S. Burdick Street was named in honor of Kalamazoo’s first black city commissioner, Arthur Washington Jr.. A humble…

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