Laura Goos is the mayor of the City of St. Joseph.  She’s a native of St. Joseph, and she was elected in November 2017 to the City Commission, serving as mayor since November 2021.

Laura Goos

Laura graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Employment Relations.  She has more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources.  Her current role is as Director, Human Resources, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with United Way.  Prior to that, she held roles with Whirlpool Corporation for fifteen years.  She also worked for more than a decade at Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids, Michigan in various Human Resources leadership roles.
Laura lives in St. Joseph with her husband, Ron, a local Realtor, and their daughter, Emma, and son, Jacob.  They also have a daughter, Rachel, who lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
In addition to her corporate experiences, Laura has also been active in our community through local non-profits.  She was President of the Board of Directors for the Box Factory for the Arts from 2014 - 2018; and a Board member since 2013.  In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Safe Shelter, a local domestic violence shelter in 2007-2008.
“I believe in a citizen-led, involved community government.  I love my hometown and am so proud to serve as a City Commissioner.  My goal is to ensure sustainability for generations to come in St. Joseph as well as to enhance the experiences of residents and visitors.”
 Regarding city matters, she may be contacted by calling (616) 318-1608 or emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
















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