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Our City Attorney is Cullen C. Harkness. Mr. Harkness is the managing member of The Harkness Law Firm, PLLC. Mr. Harkness represents several municipal clients throughout Michigan in state and federal courts as well as the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Committed to serving both his clients and his community, Mr. Harkness is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Meridian Area Business Association, the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and the Haslett-Okemos Rotary Club. Mr. Harkness is also a hearing attorney for the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board and a commercial case evaluator for Ingham and Eaton counties.

Mr. Harkness received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University in 2004 and his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School in 2007. He was admitted to practice in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in 2008. He was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court in 2018. Mr. Harkness has been AV rated by Martindale Hubble and has been selected as a Rising Star in Michigan municipal law by Superlawyers Magazine.



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City of Eaton Rapids

3rd/4th grade Floor Hockey is canceled tonight, October 21st! We were holding out in hopes that power would be restored but no such luck. Thank you for your understanding and we will see you all next Monday! ... See MoreSee Less

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13 hours ago

City of Eaton Rapids

UPDATE: The current power outage is an issue through Consumers Energy and not the City of Eaton Rapids. For an accurate estimated time of restoration, please contact Consumers Energy.

UPDATE: Consumers is switching power and should have it restored soon.

UPDATE: Consumers has located the problem. It was more extensive than originally anticipated however, power is expected to be restored within another hour.

Power Outage 10/21/2019: The main power feed to our west substation is down causing a large city wide power outage. Consumers is anticipating that the issue will be resolved in one hour.
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18 hours ago

City of Eaton Rapids

If you or anyone you know would love to participate in Halloween activities and also is autistic, the City of Eaton Rapids will have available at no cost a laminated copy of the image below. They will be available Wednesday during Main St. Trick-or-Treat and in City Hall up until the close of business on Halloween. ... See MoreSee Less

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