Commissioners from left to right: Tamara Kirschenbauer, Jean Ruestman, Eric Hufnagel (mayor), Bob Craig (vice mayor), Heather Hanover.
The City of St Johns practices what is known as the "Commission - Manager" form of city government.
The Commission-Manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a Commission, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government Manager. The form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected Commission and where the Commission hires a professionally trained Manager to oversee the delivery of public services.
In Commission-Manager government, Commission members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes. The Manager is appointed by the Commission to carry out policy and ensure that the entire community is being served.
The City is treated as a unit for election and general administration purposes.
Commission Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month (except in December only one meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of the month) at 6:00 p.m. in the Clinton County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, Suite 2200.
2020 regular City Commission Meetings
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City Commission Winter 2019 Newsletter