Board of Review

11/2021 Terry Thelen
11/2021 Mark Crosby
11/2020 Anne Rademacher
Alternate Dan Redman


Board of Appeals

11/2021 Anne Rademacher
11/2022 Craig Bishop
11/2022 Curtis Keck
11/2020 Keith Peterson
11/2020 Kevin Gentner
11/2020 Tom Hutton
Commissioner Robert Craig


Planning Commission

11/2021 James Ensign
11/2021 Mark Holden
11/2022 Leslie Lechner-Salemi
11/2022 Keith Peterson
11/2020 Wendy Ward
11/2020 Melvin Renfrow
Mayor Eric Hufnagel
Commissioner Heather Hanover
Township Alysha Chant


Parks and Recreation Board

11/2020 Peter Motz
11/2020 William Pioszak
11/2020 Suzanne Fromson
11/2021 Jason Butler
11/2021 Ed Thelen
Commissioner Robert Craig
School Jerry Jones
Township Donald Randolph


Parking Committee

11/2018 Vacant
11/2020 Kerry Nobis
11/2020 Bob Rehmann
11/2021 Bill Brewbaker
11/2021 Alan Harr
Commissioner Jean Ruestman


Compensation Board

09/2020 Craig Bishop
09/2020 Henry Burkhardt
09/2021 Dana Beaman
09/2022 Ken Kramer
09/2022 Gary Becker


Library Board (city members of Briggs District Library board)

12/31/2023 Jean Ruestman
12/31/2021 Leslie Lechner-Salemi
12/31/2022 Jason Denovich


LDFA Board (Local Development Finance Authority)

11/2017 Vacant
11/2022 Eric Hufnagel
11/2022 Shawn Middleton
11/2020 Rodger Massa
County Bruce DeLong
School Mark Palmer


Board of Ethics

12/2021 Kateri Konik
12/2022 Katheryn Elliott
12/2022 James B. Schweigert
12/2020 Eunice Link
12/2020 Eric Hufnagel


Ambulance Board (city members)

Citizen Susan Neuder
Commissioner Heather Hanover
Commissioner Alternate Jean Ruestman


Midwest Trail Authority (city members)

City Resident Craig Smith
County Resident Rick Hogle
Commissioner Heather Hanover


Principal Shopping District/Downtown Development Authority

06/30/2018 Marie Lowe
06/30/2018 Autumn Redman
06/30/2018 Tracie Davis
06/30/2018 Jason Butler
06/30/2019 Bob Kudwa
06/30/2019 Erika Hayes
06/30/2019 Kirk Gartside      
06/30/2021 Brent Hurst
06/30/2021 Tyler Barlage
06/30/2021 Craig Smith
06/30/2021 Tracy Kossaras   
Executive Director Dan Redman
City Rep.  Dave Kudwa
County Rep. Bruce DeLong                     


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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: