Press Release - John and Dede Howard Ice Arena Winter Season Schedule
With the holidays now over, the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena has returned to their regular schedule. Please note the Howard Ice Arena will hold regular hours on Monday, Janaury15 (Martin Luther King Day).Read more ...
Job Opportunity for Marina/Ice Arena Operations Assistant
The City of St. Joseph is seeking a Marina/Ice Arena Operations Assistant.Read more ...
Christmas Tree Pick-Up Notice
Beginning December 27, 2017, and continuing through January 26, 2018, the City of St. Joseph will pick up Christmas trees from city residents.Read more ...
December "City Connection" Newsletter
The December 2017 City Connection newsletter has been published.
City of St. Joseph Receives Improved Classification of ISO Rating
Public Safety Director Uridge reports, "Congratulations City of St. Joseph."Read more ...
2018 St. Joseph Public Art Exhibit: Magical Kingdom of St. Joseph
COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE MAGICAL KINGDOM OF ST. JOSEPH DURING ITS 15th ANNUAL PUBLIC ART EXHIBIT
MAY 18-SEPT. 20, 2018
IMPORTANT: Press Release: Information about House Bill 4503/Senate Bill 329 and Short-Term Rentals
It is important for residents to educate themselves regarding House Bill 4503 and Senate Bill 329. Please click on information from the Michigan Municipal League and others through a Letter and Press Release explaining the effect these two bills will have on our community.Read more ...
For additional information on the SAW Grant, please click on the links.Read more ...
To read all the latest news, click here.
Mayor pro tem Laura Goos
Laura Goos is a native of St. Joseph. She graduated from St. Joseph High School, in fact, she’s a third generation SJHS grad (raising the fourth generation).
Laura graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Employment Relations. She has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources. She’s been with Whirlpool Corporation since 2005 where she joined after more than a decade at Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Laura returned to St. Joseph, after living in Grand Rapids, with her husband, Ron Goos and their two children Emma and Jacob in 2006.
In addition to her corporate experiences, Laura has also been active in our community through local non-profits. Currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors for the Box Factory for the Arts since 2014; being a Board member since 2013. As President, Laura has led a financial turnaround, bringing the Box Factory back from the brink of closure in 2015. 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.”
Laura wants to focus on three key areas of the Master City Plan; Infrastructure (improving roads and residential systems like water, sewer, drainage, etc.), focus on creating a plan that balances tourism and the needs of the residents and supporting a strong Public Safety department. In addition, Laura wants to listen to the needs of the residents and ensure their voices are heard.
Wind: 11 mph
Let us send you the news!
Have local news, alerts & events shipped right to your inbox or rss reader!
- 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