A Little Slice of American Pie
High School to College Without Leaving Home
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Olivet City Hall, 117 S. Main St., Olivet, MI 49076 P.O. Box 367(269) 749-4961
Welcome to the City of Olivet website. If you're not familiar with the City of Olivet, it's located in the southwest part of Michigan, and consumes a one-square mile of land in Eaton County. Though a one-square mile of land is not big by any stretch of the imagination, the quality of life mixed with the beauty of the Michigan Great Outdoors makes it seem a whole lot bigger.
If you walk down the tree lined streets of Olivet, you'll see the pride the residents take in their homes, while at the same time feeling the comfort of the Small Town Atmosphere.
Another great aspect of Olivet is the educational experience from K through 12. Children living in the Olivet school district or attending Olivet Public Schools through 'School of Choice', start out at Fern Persons Elementary where they are taught and nurtured by dedicated teachers. By the third grade they are literate, respectful young Eagles, and are prepared for math and other subjects that can be challenging as they progress through their scholastic career.
Click the school pics to visit each webpage. You may also click just one, and visit the others via the same link.
Olivet's K-12 education is no doubt among the best, but that's not the only educational advantage available to the youth. Olivet is also home to Olivet College, which means graduating Eagles have the opportunity to attend a four year university without leaving home.
One of the parks in Olivet is by far the most fun, and is hands-down the most special.
Formally known as Independence Park, Trenton Shrontz Memorial Park is the fruit of community sweat and tears, and named after a local young man who passed unexpectedly.
Though Olivet does have a lot to offer in terms of comfortable living, there are some things that are limited. Luckily for our residents, Olivet is located near several large cities with plenty of employment opportunity, entertainment, and other amenities you would expect from big city life; so they actually get the best of both worlds. The best part is these cities are only a short drive away. Visit the city links below to find out more information.
In addition to Trenton Shrontz Memorial Park there's a public baseball field, basketball courts, and a pool and outside tennis courts that Olivet College has opened up for public use.
Trenton Shrontz will never be forgotten by this community, thanks to the Shrontz family's generous donation; as well as other donations from local businesses and individuals.
In addition to the monetary donations given, the Shrontz family along with the community chipped in, and helped build this visual memory.
In addition to the city links, the State of Michigan website is provided below, and offers a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics; including links to other Michigan towns, employment, and entertainment.
Olivet is located off I-69 approximately 30 minutes south of Lansing. Just take Exit 48 and turn east on Butterfield Hwy, and in just over a mile you'll run right into us. See ya when you get here.
On February 28, 2014, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced the approval of $7.6 million in Downtown Infrastructure Grant program funds, which will go to fourteen Michigan communities. Why is that important to the City of Olivet? Because thanks to the efforts of Olivet City Clerk, Becky Palmer, and her grant writing skills the City of Olivet was one of those cities chosen. The city was officially awarded on the 28th, and it was presented to the Mayor, Gary Peterson, Becky and all of the council members in a small ceremony at Olivet City Hall. Also present at the ceremony was Senator Rick Jones, who expressed his appreciation for the grant, and the opportunity it presented to Olivet and the other Michigan cities who received funds. For more details of the grant, click...here.