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Advertisement for Bids - Dunham Lift Station Replacement Phase One
Sealed bids for the construction of the Dunham Lift Station Replacement Phase One Project will be received by the City of St. Joseph, at the City Clerk's office of the City of St. Joseph, 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085 until 3:00 p.m. local time on November 8, 2018.Read more ...
Boards and Commissions Current Openings
We have openings on the following Boards / Commissions. These voluntary positions are a great opportunity to get involved with your community.Read more ...
Per - and Polyfluoalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Drinking Water
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are a group of chemicals that have been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an emerging contaminant on the national level.Read more ...
Job Opening for Public Safety Officer
The City of St. Joseph is accepting resumes for the position of Public Safety Officer.Read more ...
City Residents have been given an additional week to clear their property of brush.Read more ...
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 ...
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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.
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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