The City of Ferndale is governed by a mayor and four-member City Council. Terms for each position are two years. If you're interested in running for an elected position—mayoral or City Council member—in Ferndale, start by reviewing the frequently asked questions below.
The positions open/terms expiring in 2021 are:
Per Chapter IV of the City Charter, prospective candidates must submit nominating petitions bearing no fewer than 100 and no more than 150 signatures of registered Ferndale voters.
Start by visiting the City Clerk's Office to receive your nominating packet, which includes:
The City Clerk's Office is located at Ferndale City Hall, 300 E. Nine Mile rd. Open hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Candidates must be:
Election is non-partisan and members serve at large (not representing any particular section of the City).
City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers. To learn more about meetings and regulations, see our Council rules.
View a comprehensive list of the permits you can apply for in Ferndale.