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Notice of Public Meeting: Special Meeting to Consider Participation with US Army Corps of Engineers Dredging Project
To view the Public Noitce for a Public Meeting of the City Commission on Sunday, May 31st at 1:00 p.m., please click here.Read more ...
St. Joseph Municipal Band to Offer Virtual Memorial Day Concert
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Park Passes - Memorial Day Weekend
Although we are not yet charging for parking at City parks, we will have the parking machines installed and operating soon.Read more ...
Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Application Due June 1
Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, district lines for political offices must be redrawn in states across the country to accurately reflect their population.Read more ...
Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Project Plan 6/8/20 @ 6 PM
The City of St. Joseph will hold a public hearing on the proposed Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Project Plan for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.Read more ...
Governor Whitmer issues Executive Order 2020-70 "Stay Home, Stay Safe"
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Designation of Critical Infrastructure Workers 03312020
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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