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Newaygo PD earns accreditation

Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission
Newaygo, MI – The City of Newaygo Police Department (NPD) along with our staff are excited to announce its completion of the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) accreditation process.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The foundation of accreditation lies in the voluntary adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine which of their existing operations already meet some of the standards and/or how the procedures can be adapted to meet the standards and professional objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained Commission assessors verified that applicable standards had been successfully implemented and the agency is in compliance. Accreditation status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of written directives, policies, and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.
The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) and the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) have pursued this concept and development the development of the MLEAC. The attitudes, training and actions of personnel of Michigan’s law enforcement agencies best reflect compliance with the 108 standards contained in this program. Newaygo Police Department was the thirty-seventh accredited agency, state-wide.
On October 11, 2021, the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police President Chief Ronald Wiles of Grand Blanc Township, MACP Executive Director Robert Stevenson, and the Director of Professional Development/Accreditation Neal Rossow presented the City of Newaygo the certificate of accreditation at the City council meeting. The community should take pride in knowing they have an accredited police department.
“The City of Newaygo Police Department continually strives to become one of the most professional departments in West Michigan. MLEAC Accreditation is a big step in the right direction. With this certificate of accreditation makes NPD the first department in our area to attain accreditation. I hope that our constant pursuit of excellence allows us to serve our great citizens with the utmost professionalism for years to come” – Chief Georgia Andres.

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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.

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.

Water main Work on M-37 and Side Streets

July 26, 2021

As you know Michigan really has five seasons: Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall and Construction season! The City of Newaygo is not without the last one this year! Lots of improvements are happening, all for the good and now is the time to make some much needed, positive ones for the City.

The M-37 work has accelerated the need to upgrade the old water mains located under the highway. The old water mains have a higher likelihood of breaking, which would result in cutting up the soon-to-be newly rehabilitated highway. The old mains will be abandoned and the new water mains will mostly be located away from the paved portion of M-37, making future work easier and less disruptive to businesses and commuters.

The new water main will be located on the east side of M-37 between Washington St. and East St. The work will require excavation in the front lawn and driveways of properties. Access to the businesses will be maintained during construction as best as possible. Driveways and lawns will be restored as work is completed. Some work will occur on side streets near M-37 during the project impacting accessibility to those streets. Side streets affected include: East St, Barton St, Brooks St, Washington St, and Main St. Work is scheduled in a way that is aimed at providing alternate routes during side street closures so access to homes and businesses are maintained. We do not anticipate a disruption in water service during this improvement project.

We anticipate the water main work beginning early August and taking two to three months to complete.

If you have any questions about the water main upgrade project, please contact Ron Wight, DPW Superintendent, at 231.652.7984. We thank you in advance for your patience as we strive to make improvements to our wonderful City.

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.

"I Am NEWaygo"

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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 to test new lane striping:


Why Think Newaygo?

There are many good reasons!

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

Water Quality Reports

Looking for information on Water Quality in the City of Newaygo? Click here to read the 2021 Water quality Report.

Other reports are located under our Forms and Publications

City of Newaygo

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