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 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. 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. As the City Manager, 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 is a member of the International City/County Management Association, the Michigan Municipal Executives 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