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New Brand for City of Newaygo!

After months of community collaboration, design-team work, and city council discussions, the City of Newaygo’s new brand unveiling has arrived! The city plans to make a splash with the introduction of their new logo, slogan, and brand collateral during the annual Memorial Day weekend festivities in downtown Newaygo (May 28-30).

Attendees of the festival can visit the City’s booth throughout the weekend, which will have items with the City’s new brand. Guests can show their support by purchasing logoed T-shirts, stickers, or dry bags perfect for summer trips down the river. Driving through town, guests will enjoy viewing new banners that further represent the brand. Corresponding signage will continue to dress up the city over the course of the summer months.

The rebrand was an exciting process that came after months of community engagement activities meant to establish the community’s vision for the City of Newaygo. Determining a new slogan, which focused on Newaygo as the heart of the Muskegon River, was followed by a complimenting new logo that was thoughtfully designed to represent Newaygo’s unique characteristics.

The City’s previous logo had been unchanged for decades, and the refresh is meant to express an updated, forward-thinking vision for the City as it continues to evolve. Themes of stewardship, recognition of the natural beauty, small town charm, and preservation of lifestyle emerged throughout the engagement process. The new brand brings these together.

As the heart of the Muskegon River, Newaygo looks forward to a future which celebrates its citizens, beauty, and way of life. Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time for all to come out and enjoy the community, meet new people, and support local businesses.

M37 Rehab Project - 2021

MDOT is planning to start their M37 rehab project in Newaygo on June 7, 2021. They are scheduled to complete their project by end of October 2021. The project will include reconstructing some of the highway and just resurfacing other parts. Water mains will also be upgraded during the project.

The part of M37 affected is from the intersection near Choice One bank to the Muskegon River.
Two-way traffic will be able to use M37 during the project and the businesses should be generally accessible.

MDOT will keep traffic to one half of the highway while they work on the other half of the road. Northbound traffic will have a small detour behind City Hall between Quarterline Rd and Water St.

If you have questions for MDOT, you can ask for Kevin McReynolds or Craig Taylor at the MDOT Cadillac office. The phone number is 231-775-3486.

MDOT is holding a virtual meeting on May 19 to discuss the project and answer questions.
Click here for full information on the meeting.

MDOT held their virtual meeting last night regarding the M37 Rehab project. Project details are mostly the same as what is found above.
But, there will be no on-street parking during the rehab project.

One important note: MDOT has not decided yet on whether they will continue to allow parking on both sides of M37 once the rehab project is done. If you have an opinion either way, please express your comments to the person below. Your feedback is important to shaping MDOT's final decision.

Del Kirkby
Manager of MDOT Cadillac Office

City of Newaygo Leaf & Brush Pickup

Bulk Leaf Pickup
April 19th – April 23rd

  • Rake leaves to edge of road in a long windrow.
  • Piles should be located just off the road edge, no more than two feet from the road.
  • Piles should only include leaves.No Brush!
  • Piles should not be within four feet of mailbox or street signs.

Brush Pickup
April 26th – April 30th

  • Brush must be piled neatly, with butt ends facing the road.
  • Brush only.No leaves or grass!
  • Brush must not exceed 6” in diameter and 4 feet in length.

Bag Leaf Pickup

  • Composting bags are available at City Hall for free.
  • Bags must only have leaves, no grass clippings.
  • Set bags by edge of road and the DPW will pick them up.
  • The City will not pickup bags that are not composting bags.

City Newsletter January - March 2021

Please read the latest newsletter!

Small Business Loans Available!

7/20/2020 UPDATE:
Are you a Newaygo County small business owner that has been impacted by COVID-19?

You may be eligible for a recovery loan from the Fremont Area Community Foundation

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on our region, particularly the well-being of the local business community. That's why the Fremont Area Community Foundation created the Small Business Recovery Loan Program in partnership with MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU).


  • Loans from $5,000 to $50,000 are available for Newaygo County businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees.
  • The terms of the loans are favorable with a low interest rate and up to a five-year term.
  • The first principal and interest payments may not be due until 90 days after closing, depending on the needs of the business.
  • Both nonprofit and for-profit entities are eligible to apply, including service, retail, agriculture, commercial, and industrial businesses.
For more information about the program, visit: facommunityfoundation.org/loans

You can also reach program contacts Don Farmer and Dan Wheat at loan@facommunityfoundation.org to discuss eligibility and begin the application process.

"I Am NEWaygo"

I Am NEWaygo logo
Citizens and community leaders have updated the City's Master Plan and are working to update the City's zoning ordinance. Follow link above for page with links to updated Master Plan and other initiatives.

M37 Pilot Program 10/7/2020 UPDATE:

Next week M37 between River St and Quarterline Rd will be restriped with a different lane configuration to test, per approval of MDOT (see plans). The configuration will lack a center turn lane, but maintain the on-street parking on both sides of the street. This config will give people more room to get in and out of their cars when parking on-street. The space next to the parking lanes also serves as a space for cars to pull over if emergency vehicles need to get through.

MDOT and the City would like to see how this config functions compared to the version with a center turn lane. Given the limited number of left turns that are made in that stretch of road, it is worth testing this config.

This config will likely remain in place until Spring.
You can provide feedback by:
-Calling 231-652-1657 ext 211
-Emailing M37feedback@newaygocity.org


Notice: Water Sprinkling Schedule

To accommodate maintenance to our wells, the City of Newaygo is asking that you temporarily adjust your water sprinkling cycle.

If your address is an even number, please only sprinkle on EVEN days.

If your address is an odd number, please only sprinkle on ODD days.

This is only temporary, but please continue this until further notice.

When visiting City Hall...

When visiting City Hall, you may notice some differences in the way the lobby is arranged. These changes are aimed at providing a safer environment as our knowledge of the risks relating to COVID-19/Coronavirus evolve. When visiting City Hall, please expect the following:

  • Public visitors needing to conduct in-person business should maintain six feet distance from others where possible.
  • Distancing marks separating visitors by six feet are placed on the floor.
  • Should the City Hall Lobby become congested with a number of visitors, staff may ask some visitors to wait outside.
  • The City has the right to ask a member of the public to leave the premises if they are not following guidelines or appear sick.

When possible, please continue to do business with the City via the following:

  • Phone (231) 652-1657 x 210
  • Mail to: City of Newaygo, PO Box 308, Newaygo, MI 49337
  • Utilize the drop box outside of City Hall
  • Online: www.newaygocity.org
  • Email at office@newaygocity.org or police@newaygocity.org

Regulations Regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus

Due to rulings by the Michigan Supreme Court on 10/2/2020, the Executive Orders issued by Governor Whitmer since 4/30/2020 are no longer valid. Since the Court's ruling, Robert Gordon, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, has issued emergency orders that mimic many of the provisions that were part of the Governor's Executive Orders relating to the COVID-19/Coronavirus issue. The emergency orders issued by Director Gordon were issued under a different section of state law.

Citizens have asked City of Newaygo officials for clarification on various aspects of recent State of Michigan actions relating to the virus COVID-19. Unfortunately, the City of Newaygo (the “City”) is not the proper entity to provide answers to these questions. Citizens wanting more information regarding various state actions and orders regarding COVID-19 can refer to the website: Michigan.gov/coronavirus or contact their local health department.

Many restrictions have been mandated by multiple orders issued by the State of Michigan (collectively, those COVID-19 related orders shall be referred to hereafter as the “Orders”). There is no City ordinance or policy that mirrors the Orders.

Prosecution for violations of Orders issued by the State, like other state criminal offenses, is under the jurisdiction of the Newaygo County Prosecutor and the Michigan Attorney General – not the City. As such, the City cannot offer any opinion as to the circumstances under which prosecution may or may not result.

Citizens with questions regarding the Orders relating to COVID-19 may find it helpful to consult their own legal counsel or contact the relevant office that issued the order, the Michigan Attorney General’s office, or the Newaygo County Prosecutor’s office. Should citizens have concerns about the Orders, those concerns would be more properly addressed to the relevant office that issued the order or their Michigan Senator or Michigan House of Representatives member.

On the Banks of the Muskegon River

City of Newaygo
Nature has influenced Newaygo since before 100 B.C. when Indian tribes like the Hopewell and Ottawa flourished here, hunting, fishing, and trapping the landscape.

There are many legends and stories about the name chosen for Newaygo. It is believed it was derived from an Indian brave, Nah-way-gon, who had a reputation for bravery and strength, and was known for his courage on the battlefield.

We're glad you are interested in our community. Please contact City Hall with any questions. We are happy to help.

Water Quality Reports

Looking for information on Water Quality in the City of Newaygo? Click here to read the 2020 Water quality Report.

Other reports are located under our Forms and Publications

Why Think Newaygo?

There are many good reasons!

See latest report by our Economic and Community Development Coordinator (ECDC) below.

City of Newaygo

28 State Road
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p
Emergency: Phone 911