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Pewamo Village Office
130 East Main Street,
P.O. Box 385
Pewamo, MI
(989) 593-2553
Fax:  (989) 593-2709
And visit our Facebook Page: Here

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Trailhead Welcome Center
Engrave Your Name In Pewamo's History
Click the Link above for the order form

Pewamo is a Drinking Water Protection
Area participant!

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Broken street lights? Report broken street lights to Consumers Energy at their website: Here

If you have troubles with the website then please contact the Village office at 989 593 2553


We are so proud of our CIS Trail head and thanks to everyone for coming down and supporting it!

Jerry Miller retires after 49 years of serving on the Pewamo Lyons Twp. Fire Department.

Many came to recognize Jerry and celebrate his dedication and service at a special event held by his department on April 18th.  Jerry is shown here with some who have served with him in those 49 years!

Declaration of Special Tribute from the State of Michigan Presented to Family of Mike Smith.



Pewamo Mural:

The Village of Pewamo was proud to unveil a new addition to Sesquicentennial Park at Block Party 2014.  Due to generous donations received, the Village was able to commission Dan Arens of Westphalia to create a historic mural of the Pewamo Depot.   Included in the mural is a tribute to our namesake, Chief Pewamo.  We are very grateful to Dan and to the numerous benefactors who made this possible. 

Dan Arens has asked that recognition be given to Jenny (Wood) Shangraw for her extensive research, which enabled him to depict Chief Pewamo accurately.  The Village of Pewamo would also like to thank Jenny for her research and creation of the brochure explaining the history of John Blanchard and his relationship with Chief Pewamo.  Copies of this brochure are available at the Village Office.

In light of the additional information gained by Jenny, the Village hopes to create another piece of the picture, by adding a panel to compliment our existing mural which shows young John Blanchard with Chief Pewamo.  We also hope to obtain a plaque which can explain the murals and share the history of how Pewamo was named.  There’s always something to look forward to!

Dan Arens also expressed his pleasure in working with the Village of Pewamo, and wished to congratulate us on our community’s efforts to come together and promote what makes the Village of Pewamo special!  

Pewamo School Bell

Another wonderful addition to Sesquicentennial Park is the Pewamo School bell from the school built in 1903.  We would like to thank Joe Bower and his family for allowing us to display this piece of our history.

Joe shared that he remembers ringing that bell when he shouldn’t have on more than a few occasions!  Apparently there was a space in the floor below the platform on which the “bell ringer” would stand.  Joe said he would crawl into that space and pull the rope that hung below the platform. The principal would try to catch the person responsible, but there was no one to be found.  While they suspected that Joe was the culprit responsible…Joe reports, “It took them a while to catch me!”

This beautiful picture of our Trail Head with our Firetruck was taken by Sara Gross for ©Sara J. Gross Photography. Thanks Sara!

Block Party 2014!
It takes a Village and its friends to throw a Block Party!
Go to the Events tab to see more.


Originally settled in 1834, the Village of Pewamo was incorporated in 1859, and proudly celebrated its Sesquicentennial in 2009.   Pewamo prides itself as a family friendly community where you can enjoy small town living with big city access.  Pewamo is surrounded by agriculturally rich lands and wooded lots, but is within easy access to the amenities offered by cities such as
Lansing and Grand Rapids.

Recreation opportunities abound for Pewamo with a nine acre village park, the 18 Hole Huckleberry Creek Golf Course only a short distance north of town and the future development of the Fred Meijer CIS Trail, which will allow Pewamo to enjoy the benefits of becoming a “Trail Town”.
As a part of the P-W School District, Pewamo is proud of the educational opportunities they are able to offer.  The Village is home to two elementary schools, one public and one private Catholic school.  St. Joseph Catholic School is a 2nd through 8th grade facility, which is fully accredited. Recently P-W Schools celebrated national recognition when U.S. News & World Report announced top high schools in the nation.  P-W High School was selected as a "Silver Medalist" (in the top 505).  To put this in perspective, P-W was in the top 3% of high schools in the nation.

Pewamo Village Citizens Guide and Performance Dashboard
The Pewamo Dashboard file is a compounding of the finances of the Village of Pewamo.
To view the Dashboard, Click the Link Below
Pewamo Village Dashboard Summary
Pewamo Village Performance Dashboard

Village of Pewamo is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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I like to live in a little town, where
the trees meet across the street.
Where you wave your hand and say
"Hello" to everyone you meet.
I like to stand for a moment
outside the grocery store.
And listen to the friendly gossip
of the folks that live next door.
For life is interwoven
with the friends we learn to know.
And we hear their joys and sorrows 
as we daily come and go.
I like to live in a little town.
I care no more to roam.
For every house in Pewamo
is more than a house...its home. 

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The new Hydrant Flushing Schedule is now up, click the link below to view it.

Hydrant Flushing Schedule
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The Village of Pewamo website
is Managed by Nick Baker,
PW Highschool Senior
since Summer 2014

Previously by
Hal M. Hattis,
PW Highschool Senior
since late 2012.
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In Compliance with the Public Act 51, Section 18j,MCL 247.668j, Annual Certification of Employee-related Conditions

Village of Pewamo 2014/15 Budget

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Here is the Zoning Application for the Village of Pewamo:
Zoning Application
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The Freedom of Information Act's Written Summary, Procedures & Guidelines, and Fee Itemization Forms can be found below.

Freedom of Information Act - Written Summary

Freedom of Information Act - Fee Itemization

Freedom of Information Act - Request For Public Record

Freedom of Information Act - Written Summary

Freedom of Information Act - Fee Itemization

Freedom of Information Act - Written Summary

Freedom of Information Act - Fee Itemization