Contact Directory



Position Name Phone Email
City Manager Jon Stoppels (989) 224-8944 ext. 220
City Clerk Mindy Seavey (989) 224-8944 ext. 223
City Treasurer Kristina Kinde (989) 224-8944 ext. 232
Deputy City
Devel. Direct
Dave Kudwa (989) 224-8944 ext. 231

City Commission

Position Name Phone Email
Mayor Eric Hufnagel (989) 224-8944
Vice Mayor Bob Craig (989) 224-8944
City Commissioner Heather Hanover (989) 224-8944
City Commissioner Jean Ruestman (989) 224-8944
City Commissioner Tamara Kirschenbauer (989) 224-8944


Department of Public Works

Position Name Phone Email
DPW Division Supv. Jeremy Ritter (989) 224-8944 ext. 229


Fire Department

Position Name Phone Email
Fire Chief Dean Mazzolini (989) 224-8944 ext. 240


Information Technology

Name Phone Email
Mindy Seavey (989) 224-8944 ext. 223


Legal Department

Name Phone
John Salemi (989) 224-8944 ext.225


Parks & Recreation Department

Position Name Phone Email
Parks & Recreation
William Schafer (989) 224-8944 ext. 227


Police Department

Position Name Phone Email
Police Chief David Kirk (989) 224-6721
Lieutenant Eric Verlinde (989) 224-6721


Public Services Department

Position Name Phone Email
Director of
Public Services
Steven Martin (989) 224-8944 ext. 281

Wastewater Treatment Department

Position Name Phone Email
Wastewater Div.
Jordan Whitford (989) 224-8944 ext. 230


Water Department

Position Name Phone Email
Water Division
Justin Smith (989) 224-8944 ext. 235


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Local Development Finance Authority

The Local Development Financing Act, Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, allows a city, village, or urban township to utilize tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements. This tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. Communities across Michigan have utilized LDFA districts to extend sewer and water lines, to construct roads, and to service manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. By leveraging future tax increments, the LDFA is able to finance these public improvements, which can lead to new development opportunities within the community.

Staff contact for the LDFA: Jon Stoppels, City Manager, (989) 224-8944 ext. 220, 

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

Resolution Creating LDFA

TIF & Development Plan



Informational Meeting Minutes: