The City Commission typically meets on alternating weeks on the second floor of City Hall.

  St Joseph City Commission

The City Commission is made up of:
Mayor Michael Garey
Commissioner Jeffrey Richards
Commissioner Mary Goff
Mayor pro tem Fran Chickering

Commissioner Chris Heugel - Resigned 9-21-2017

General Information

The St. Joseph City Commission is an elected body of St. Joseph residents to represent the citizens of the City of St. Joseph in local government. The St. Joseph City Commission works as the legislative body and delegates a City Manager to handle all administrative day-to-day tasks. City commissioners are elected at-large and elections are held in November of odd years. Three commission seats become open at each election and the two candidates receiving the most votes receive four-year terms and the candidate who receives the third-most votes gets a two-year term.

Current Goals

To view the goals set by the City Commission, please click here.


The St. Joseph City Commission typically meets twice a month on alternating weeks on Monday at 6 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall. A calendar with all of the City Commission meetings listed is available by clicking on it. Changes in meetings and special meetings will be occasionally posted on the news feed of the website. 


NOTE: Starting July 8, 2013, the City of St. Joseph has begun using a new database to hold all City Commission agendas, agenda packets, and minutes. Please click here to access this database. Minutes previous to July 8, 2013, for the current calendar year are listed below.

City Commission Policy regarding Ethics and Conflict of Interest 

Please click here to view the City Commission Policy regarding ethics and conflict of interest.

If you have any further questions about the St. Joseph City Commission please contact the City and we will be happy to assist you.

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