The City of Port Huron is organized under the City Council/City Manager form of government. The City Council is responsible for appointing a City Manager, who is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. The Manager supervises the administrative affairs of the City and carries out the policies established by the City Council. As the Chief Administrative Officer, the City Manager is responsible for the organization of the administrative branch and has the power to appoint and remove administrative officers responsible for the operation of departments which carry out specific functions.
The City Council consists of seven elected officials; a mayor and six council members who hold a two-year term of office. The City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month in the Public Meeting Room, at 7:00 p.m. Agenda items are discussed and policy is set at these meetings. The public is welcome to attend, and may address the City Council during the scheduled "public hearings" regarding specific topics or during "public audience" regarding anything on the agenda or other items the Council has jurisdiction over.
The regular meetings are televised on local channels 12 and 901. Video rebroadcasts of regular meeting are available online.
Port Huron is the county seat for St. Clair County and many other governmental entities are located within our boundaries.