City of Saginaw, Michigan


Tim Morales
City Manager
Saginaw, MI

Tim Morales joined the City of Saginaw management team in 2009 as the Assistant City Manager for Fiscal Services, and was promoted to Deputy  City Manager/Chief Financial Officer in 2011. On October 7, 2013, the City Council appointed Tim Morales as Interim City Manager. He was then  appointed as City Manager on February 17th, 2014.

Prior to working for the City of Saginaw, Tim worked for Washtenaw County for five years. Prior to his employment with Washtenaw, he worked  as a public sector consultant with Maximus.

 His primary responsibilities as Deputy City Manager/Chief Financial Officer were oversight of the Fiscal Services Department, which includes   Administration, Treasury, Income Tax, Customer Accounting, Purchasing, Assessing, Controller, and additionally Technical Services. Tim is directly   involved with budget development and implementation, strategic management, organizational development, performance management,  and  grants administration.

Tim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan; and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University.

Tim serves as the treasurer and board member for the City's Police and Fire Pension Board. He is also a member of the International City/County Management Association, the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association.

City Charter

A City Charter is a basic law formulating the government for a city that, within the limitations of the state constitution and legislative enactments, established the framework of government, defines powers and duties, and identifies the rights and responsibilities of a city in fulfilling the needs of its citizens

Saginaw City Charter

Proclamation Request

A proclamation is a ceremonial public document signed by the Mayor directing attention to a local resident, organization or event that positively impacts the community. A proclamation may be issued for:

  • Civic celebrations
  • Public awareness
  • Arts and cultural celebrations
  • An organization’s event or special Action
  • An extraordinary achievement

A Certificate of Recognition or a congratulatory letter may be issued as an alternative to a proclamation.

Proclamations will not be issued for:

  • Matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs or individual conviction
  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship with the City of Saginaw