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* Commission Liaisons
* Advisory Board and Commission Appointments

 

Board of Commissioners Information

Commissioners' RoomThe Board of Commissioners of St. Joseph County is the legislative body and discharges its duties as required by federal and state law. It is the function of the Board of Commissioners to: set policy for the County; adopt and monitor an annual budget; equalize property tax assessments; set fees; contract for a yearly audit of all County funds; and implement the recommendations of its auditing firm to ensure the legal and efficient use of tax dollars. The Board of Commissioners appoints other boards and commissions, adopts ordinances, buys land for county use and sells county-owned property, and enters into contracts and agreements on behalf of St. Joseph County.

There are five commissioners elected by districts to serve a two-year term. Your county commissioner is your representative in county government. Your commissioner is most effective in representing your concerns at county committee meetings and Board of Commissioners’ meetings.

The Board of Commissioners meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room, third floor of the Historic Courthouse. Exceptions to this schedule do occasionally occur, please verify meeting dates with the County Calendar.

 

St. Joseph County Commission Districts Map

Commissioner Districts Map

County Commission Districts Map

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St. Joseph County Commissioners

2014 Chairman: John L. Dobberteen
2014 Vice-Chairman: Allen J. Balog

 

* 1st District:
Commissioner Allen J. Balog

Allen J. Balog

15280 Gleason Road
Three Rivers, MI 49093

Phone: (269) 501-3977
Email Commissioner Balog

City of Three Rivers, Fabius Township, Flowerfield Township

   
* 2nd District:
Commissioner Donald Eaton

Donald Eaton

31040 Findley Rd.
Burr Oak, MI 49030

Phone: (269) 489-5639
Email Commissioner Eaton

Burr Oak Township, Colon Township, Leonidas Township,
Mendon Township, Park Township

   
* 3rd District:
Commissioner Rick Shaffer

Rick Shaffer

19958 Crescent Beach Rd.
Three Rivers, MI 49093

Phone: (269) 273-8370
Email Commissioner Shaffer

Florence Township, Lockport Township, Nottawa Township,
Sherman Township

   
* 4th District:
Commissioner Robin Baker

Robin Baker

14936 Roberts Shores Rd.
Constantine, MI 49042

Phone: (269) 435-7980
Email Commissioner Baker

Constantine Township, Mottville Township, Sturgis Township,
White Pigeon Township

   
* 5th District:
Commissioner John L. Dobberteen

John L. Dobberteen

400 S. Monroe
Sturgis, MI 49091

Phone: (269) 651-4567
Email Commissioner Dobberteen

City of Sturgis, Fawn River Township

 

Standing Committees

Executive Committee:
John Dobberteen (Chair)
Allen Balog
Donald Eaton
Rick Shaffer
Robin Baker

Law Enforcement:
Robin Baker (Chair)
Donald Eaton

Judiciary:
Donald Eaton (Chair)
Allen Balog
Robin Baker

Physical Resources:
Allen Balog (Chair)
John Dobberteen

 

Special Committees

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Robin Baker

Federal Emergency Management Act/Homeland Security:
John Dobberteen
Robin Baker

Southwest Michigan Alliance for Region Three:
Robin Baker

Regional Solid Waste:
John Dobberteen
Allen Balog

Colon Lake Board:
Donald Eaton

US 131 Area Development Association:
Allen Balog

US 131 Corridor Master Plan:
Robin Baker
Rick Shaffer

Website Development Committee:
John Dobberteen

Homeland Security Planning Committee:
John Dobberteen

Local Planning Team - Homeland Security Grant Program:
John Dobberteen

County Agricultural Preservation Board:
Donald Eaton

City of Sturgis Tax Increment Financing Authority Board:
John Dobberteen

County Finance:
John Dobberteen
Donald Eaton

Access to Community Healthcare:
Robin Baker
Rick Shaffer

 

Commission Liaisons

Soil Conservation:
Robin Baker

Road Commission:
Allen Balog

Resource Conservation and Development:
Donald Eaton

Department of Human Services:
John Dobberteen

MSU Extension:
John Dobberteen

 

Boards and Commission Appointments

Community Health Agency:
Robin Baker
Allen Balog

Parks and Recreation:
Rick Shaffer
Robin Baker

Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council:
Allen Balog

Board of Public Works:
Donald Eaton

Planning Commission:
Rick Shaffer

Mental Health:
Robin Baker
Donald Eaton

County Solid Waste:
John Dobberteen

Community Corrections:
Robin Baker

Economic Development Corporation:
John Dobberteen

E-911 Central Dispatch:
Robin Baker

Commission on Aging:
Allen Balog

Human Services Commission:
John Dobberteen

Investment Advisory Committee:
Donald Eaton

Groundwater Stewardship:
Donald Eaton

Comprehensive Traffic Safety Commission:
Robin Baker

Community Action Agency:
Rick Shaffer

Substance Abuse Advisory Council:
John Dobberteen

Transportation Authority Board:
Allen Balog

Workforce Development Board:
Robin Baker

Animal Control Advisory Committee:
Rick Shaffer

Southcentral Michigan Planning Council:
Rick Shaffer

Templene Lake Board:
Rick Shaffer

Substance Use Disorder Policy Board:
Allen Balog, John Dobberteen

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Mailing Address

PO Box 277
Centreville MI, 49032

Office Information

Office Location:
Administration
125 W. Main St.
Centreville MI, 49032
Historic Courthouse - Third Floor
*Driving Directions

Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Closed on County Holidays

Phone Number: (269) 467-5617
Fax Number: (269) 467-5628

Meetings Location:
Board of Commissioner's Room
125 W. Main St.
Centreville MI, 49032
Historic Courthouse - Third Floor
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