Message from the Mayor

Welcome to the City of the Village of Clarkston.

On behalf of our city staff, residents and businesses I want to welcome you to our Historic City.  I encourage you to come and visit us, I am confident you will have a great experience.

Our Historic Village was founded in 1832 and is one of the last few remaining Main Street Communities in the area. We are located in Oakland County approximately halfway between Detroit and Flint. Our downtown district is located on M-15 and is easily accessible from both I-75 and Dixie Highway. As a historic bedroom community, Clarkston is home to approximately 400 households, 900 residents and many businesses.

Clarkston is truly a gem in northern Oakland County that we need to protect and preserve. It is a wonderful place to live and raise a family offering beautiful, historic homes and downtown, along with a fantastic local business community. 

Clarkston’s downtown, which has been designated a National Historic District, features a picturesque main street lined with many unique and friendly shops, eateries and businesses.

Come and enjoy one of the many events we have throughout the year.  Events such as Concerts in the Park, Taste of Clarkston, Art in the Village and the Scamp Home Tour.  Be sure to mark your calendars for our several amazing Main Street parades, including our Holiday Lights Night Parade in December.  Our Farmers Market, Garden Tour and many more festivals and events exemplifies our sense of community.

For our visitors, I believe you will have a very enjoyable and memorable experience when you visit our unique and historic city.  Whether it is while you are walking throughout the city and enjoying the well maintained, historic homes that line our tree-lined streets which clearly reflect Clarkston’s heritage, shopping or dining at one of our amazing downtown establishments or just relaxing in beautiful Depot Park, you will not be disappointed and will walk away with a sense of our community, friendliness and historic value.

For our residents, please remember that much of our city government is operated with the volunteer efforts of our citizens.  I strongly encourage all to get active and to attend City Council meetings on the second and fourth Mondays each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Artemus M. Pappas City Hall. We are always looking for volunteers to actively participate in our government by serving on one of our boards, commissions or running for an elected office.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to 
contact us.


Steven C. Percival, Mayor