Public Notice: St. Joseph City Commission
Please click on the Notice of Public Meeting to find out more detail about the upcoming St. Joseph Meeting being held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 700 Broad Street St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.
Special Meeting Monday, December 18 @ 5:30 p.m. - Public Forum
Please be advised that a Public Forum will take place Monday, December 18, 2017, @ 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of interviewing the final eight (8) applicants vying for the 5th Commission seat.Read more ...
Looking for Affordable and Fair Housing?
Please be advised that there will be a booth at the Maud Preston Palenske Library, 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, Michigan, on Thursday, December 14th from 4 - 7:30 p.m.Read more ...
Agenda for December 11 City Commission Meeting @ 6 p.m.
The City Commission will meet Monday, December 11 @ 6 p.m. to conduct regular business.Read more ...
2017 Coastal Study Draft
The draft coastal study update and appendices will be presented to the City Commission at its regular meeting Monday, December 11, 2017. Please click on the update and/or appendices in order to view and download them.
Request for Proposal (RFP) Water & Sewer Repair and Maintenance Supplies 2018
Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by the city of St. Joseph, at the City Clerk's Office; 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085. Click to view the Notice, RFP, and the Bid Form.
Request for Proposals - Public Works Materials and Supplies
The City of St. Joseph is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a price list for the purchase of construction and maintenance materials and supplies for use by the Department of Public Works.Read more ...
December "City Connection" Newsletter
The December 2017 City Connection newsletter has been published.
To read all the latest news, click here.
Mayor Pro tem Fran Chickering
Fran Chickering has been a City resident since 1985, was first elected to the City Commission in November 2007, and became Mayor Pro tem on November 5, 2013.
In first announcing her candidacy, Fran said, "I am proud to live in one of the premier cities in Southwest Michigan. While my goal is to see the city continue along a successful path of economic development and fiscal responsibility, most importantly, I'm committed to ensuring that the needs of our citizens always come first."
"My goal as a City Commissioner is to strike a balance between the challenges and opportunities of a changing city with what I see as some of the proven benefits of our long-standing city identity – what many have called our 'small town charm.'"
Specifically, as a City Commissioner, Fran's commitment is to:
- Balance economic growth with the needs of our residents
- Preserve the integrity of our neighborhoods
- Maintain our city services in a fiscally responsible way
- Promote efforts to attract year-round businesses and encourage people of all ages to live and work in our community.
Fran is a graduate of Duke University where she majored in Economics and Psychology and has a law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. She was engaged in private practice in St Joseph for a number of years and retired from the Law Department at Whirlpool Corporation in 2014. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Fran has held board member positions in numerous civic organizations including Women's Service League, Berrien County Council for Children, Indian Hills Garden Club and Edgewater Improvement Association. She is currently a member of Berrien Community Foundation.
Fran and her husband Bill have two grown children, Elizabeth and Will, both of whom were raised in St Joseph and graduated from St Joseph Public Schools.
Commissioner Mary Goff
Mary Goff, a life long resident of the City of St. Joseph, was first appointed to the St. Joseph City Commission in 1986, and was St. Joseph's mayor from 1998 - 2007. Commissioner Goff was the first woman to be elected mayor of the five member commission.
Commissioner Jeffrey Richards
Jeff Richards was first elected as a St. Joseph city commissioner in April 1984, and currently is the longest serving commissioner with continuous service to the community, two of those as St. Joseph's mayor.
Mayor pro tem Laura Goos
Laura Goos is a native of St. Joseph, born and raised right downtown. She graduated from St. Joseph High School, in fact she’s a third generation SJHS grad (raising a fourth generation).
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- Population - 8,365
- City Employees - 81
- City Budget - $22.8 million
- City S.E.V. - $531,397,117 Avg.
- Residential True Cash Value - $199,000
- Square Miles - 4.4
- City Charter - Approved 1928
- Commercial S.E.V. - 96 million
- Industrial S.E.V. - 35 million
- Residential S.E.V. - 395 million
- Tax Millage - 16.5344