Douglas Village Hall

City Government of Douglas Michigan

The Village of Friendliness – Since 1870

In December 2004, Douglas became a strong Manager, seven member council , Home Rule City governed by a City Charter. We, the people of the City of the Village of Douglas, pursuant to authority granted by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Michigan, in order to secure the benefits of efficient self-government and to promote our common welfare, do hereby ordain and establish a charter for the City of the Village of Douglas.

Your Mayor and City Council are an active, elected body of government officials responsible for legislation and policy-making for the City. The Mayor and six Council members are devoted to:

  • Adopting City ordinances
  • Appointing members to boards, committee and commissions
  • Approving the City budget based on income generated by property taxes and other Income sources.

The Mayor has additional responsibilities as the official head of the City, conducting council meetings and representing the City at various government functions on a local, state and national basis.


The Mayor is authorized to perform a marriage within the Allegan County area. To schedule a marriage please contact the Mayor directly by email, or by phone (269) 857-5155.

A marriage license must be obtained through the Allegan County Clerk’s office. For more information click here.

James Wiley Mayor

James Wiley, Mayor

James Wiley is an Alma College graduate with a BA degree in Business Administration, a father of one daughter and a grandfather. 

James was appointed to the Kalamazoo Lake Sewer and Water Authority Board on June 2010, the same year he was first elected to serve as a city council member. Jim is proud to serve as the Mayor of Douglas and looks forward to the challenge this position will offer.