Corporation Counsel

Amber Davis-Johnson, Director

515 Center Avenue, Suite 402
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4131
Fax: (989) 895-7658
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049

The Department of Corporation Counsel is located within the Bay County Executive's Office. Amber Davis-Johnson is responsible for all civil legal affairs of Bay County government and is the attorney appointed as Corporation Counsel. Shawna Walraven is Assistant Corporation Counsel.

Under Bay County's Optional Form of County Government, the County Executive appoints the Bay County Corporation Counsel to perform all civil law functions, and to provide property acquisition services for the County as provided by law. These duties include defending the County against all civil complaints and providing legal opinions.

The Department of Corporation Counsel provides services required by Bay County officials and departments as they carry out the business of the county, such as contract renewal and preparation. The office is not authorized to provide citizens with legal representation for personal matters which are appropriately directed to private attorneys.

Bay County Ordinances Online

You can now access the complete set of Bay County ordinances online through Municode.org by clicking here.  (There is no charge to use this service.)