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36th Circuit Court

36th Circuit Court

Courthouse 2nd Floor

212 E. Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

  Judge Kathleen M. Brickley [Click here to view full size picture]  Judge David J. DiStefano 

  Judge Jeffrey J. Dufon  [Click here to view full size picture]

Judge Kathleen M. Brickley

Judge David J. DiStefano

Judge Jeffrey J. Dufon

Staff:

Court Administrator
Frank Hardester
Phone: 269-657-8200 ext. 2340
Fax: 269-657-2613
Email: HardesterF@vbco.org
 
Judicial Secretary/Assignment Clerk
Criminal Division
Melissa Williams
Phone:  269-657-8200 ext. 2345
E-mail:  WilliamsM@vbco.org
 
Judicial Secretary/Assignment Clerk
Family Division
Margaret Grote
Phone:  269-657-8200 ext. 2342
E-mail:  GroteM@vbco.org
 
Judicial Secretary/ Civil Scheduling / ADR Clerk
Civil Division
Kelly Cowgill
Phone:  269-657-8200 ext. 2213
E-mail:  cowgillk@vbco.org

Deputy Court Clerk/PPO Coordinator
Family Division
Cathy Munther
Phone:  269-657-8200 ext. 2346
E-mail:  MuntherC@vbco.org
 
Deputy Court Clerk/Jury Clerk
Criminal Division
Julie Hodge
Phone:  269-657-8200 ext. 2211
E-mail:  HodgeJ@vbco.org

Law Clerk
Angie Bailey-Hobbs
Phone: 269-657-8200 ext. 2396
E-mail: BaileyHobbsA@vbco.org

36th Circuit Court - Friend of the Court

36th Circuit Court - Friend of the Court

Administration & Land Services Building, Lower Level

219 E. Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-7734
(269) 657-8282 FAX

http://vbco.org/vbcfoc.asp

Hours M - F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

LynnAnn E. Bullard, Friend of the Court

36th Circuit Court Family Division

Juvenile Court

Courthouse Annex, 2nd Floor

212 Paw Paw Street
Suite 240
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8237
(269) 657-7573 FAX

Hours M- F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

36th Judicial Circuit

36th Judicial Circuit Court

Courthouse 2nd Floor

212 E. Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Circuit Court Judges

Kathleen M. Brickley
Jeffrey J. Dufon

Circuit Court Judge Kathleen M. Brickley [Click here to view full size picture]    Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey J. Dufon  [Click here to view full size picture]

Judge Brickley's Biography

Court Administrator
Frank Hardester
Phone: 269-657-8200 ext. 2340
Fax: 269-657-2613
Email: HardesterF@vbco.org

 

Judicial Secretary/Assignment Clerk
Criminal Division
Linda Sekula
Phone:  269-657-8200 ext. 2345
E-mail:  SekulaL@vbco.org
 
Judicial Secretary/Assignment Clerk
Civil Division
Margaret Grote
Phone:  269-657-8200 ext. 2342
E-mail:  GroteM@vbco.org
 
Deputy Court Clerk/PPO/ADR
Civil Division
Cathy Munther
Phone:  269-657-8200 ext. 2346
E-mail:  MuntherC@vbco.org
 
Deputy Court Clerk/Jury Clerk
Criminal Division
Melissa Williams
Phone:  269-657-8200 ext. 2211
E-mail:  WilliamsM@vbco.org 

 

Law Clerk
Sasha Boersma

Phone: 269-657-8200 ext. 2396
E-mail: BoersmaS@vbco.org

 

 

9-1-1 Authority Board

Sheriff:
Daniel Abbott

Central Dispatch:
Tim McGee

Fire Chiefs Association:
Ron Wise
Derek Babcock

Police Chiefs Association:
Decatur - Chief David McLeese

Emergency Medical Services:
Dennis Reynolds

Board of Commissioner:
Mike Toth
Donald Hanson

Michigan State Police Paw Paw:
Dale Heinz

Office of Domestic Preparedness:
Al Svilpe

Public Sector
Sid Shank
Randall Peat

Township Supervisor Representative:
Ross Stein - South Haven

Administration

Administration

Administration & Land Services Building, 2nd Floor

219 Paw Paw Street, Suite 303
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8253
(269) 657-2547 FAX

Hours M-F 8:30 a.m.- 5:00. p.m


John Faul
Administrator

Debbie Hall
Adminstrative Assistant

Jennifer Fitzpatrick
Human Resources Supervisor

Stephen Vicenzi
Chief Finance Officer 

Appointments

COUNTY BUILDING AUTHORITY
Appointed by Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

Commissioners Office: Located in Administrator's Office

Mailing Address, 219 E. Paw Paw Street, Suite 303
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8200
(269) 657-2547 FAX

VAN BUREN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – 2017

District #1:
Gail Patterson-Gladney
914 Kalamazoo St.
South Haven, MI  49090
Ph: (269)  637-0862 (hm)
Ph: (269) 598-0366 (cell)
(county) gladneyg@vbco.org
   
District #2:  
Kurt Doroh
300 Cherry Court
Bangor, MI  49013
Ph: (269) 427-0336 (hm)
Ph: (269) 906-0194 (cell)
(county) dorohk@vbco.org
   
District #3:  
Richard Godfrey, Chairperson 
00491 3850th Street 
Bloomingdale, MI  49026
Ph. 521-7685
Cell: 355-0424
Work Cell:  269.251.8342  
(county) godfreyr@vbco.org

 
District #4:  
Richard W. Freestone  
31002 60th Street 
Bangor, MI  49013
Ph. 269-427-7674
Cell: 269-621-5205
(county) freestoner@vbco.org
  

District #5:  
Mike Toth, Vice Chair 
51640 35 ½ St.
Paw Paw, MI  49079
Ph: (269) 657-4255 (hm)
Ph: (269) 720-2401 (cell)
(county) tothm@vbco.org 

  
District #6: 
Donald Hanson  
75406 56th Street 
Decatur, MI  49045
Ph:  674-8780 (h)
Cell:  269.760-9366
Fax: 674-8780 
(county) hansond@vbco.org


District #7:  
Paul Schincariol
27730 Rolling Pines Ct.
Lawton, MI  49065
Ph.
Cell:  269.271.9463
(county) schincariolp@vbco.org

Scheduled Regular Meetings Will Be Posted

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board

Appointed by: Board of Commissioners

Members: Five (5) - Nine (9)

Terms: Three (3) year, (two (2) year and One (1) year

Jan Petersen
Term Expires: 06/01/14

Lisa Phillip
Term Expires: 06/01/15

Larry Nielsen
Term Expires: 06/01/15

Jeff Mills
Term Expires: 06/01/15

Ed VanderVries
Term Expires: 06/01/16

Jeffrey Klan
Term Expires: 06/01/16

Paul VandenBosh
Term Expires: 06/01/16


Cindy Compton
Term Expires: 06/01/16


Mike Henry
Board Representative

Building, Mechanical & Electrical Inspector

Tommy Simpson Zoning Administrator and Code Enforcement Officer
PO Box 33
Decatur, MI  49045
Leave a Message ..(269) 286-3058

Building, Mechanical & Electrical Inspector Permits issued through
State of Michigan, Contact Zoning Administrator for information

Buildings & Grounds Department

Maintenance

753 Hazen Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-7864
(269) 655-8495 FAX

Jeff Hall
Director

Ken Shipley
Mechanical Contractor

Lance Goodrode
Assistant HVAC & Plumbing Technician

Chris Garus
Electrician

Rick McDougal
Maintenance Worker

Bobbie Gale
Shop Support Worker

Donna Pullins
Custodian

Marsha Smith
Custodian

Terri Garrison
Custodian

Nicole Woger
Custodian

Cass/Van Buren District Board of Health

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

(3 Year Term)

Vincent Cabras
Term Expires: 01/01/18

Robert Linderman
Term Expires:01/01/18

Donald Hanson
Board Representative

Richard Freestone
Board Representative

Cemetery Sexton

Janet & James Abshagen

Cemetery Sexton

Decatur , MI 49045

Computer Information Services

Computer Information Services

Administration & Land Services Building, 2nd Floor

219 E. Paw Paw Street, Suite 202
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8278
(269) 657-2547 FAX

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


Shafeeq Hameed
Director

County Apportionment Commission

Juris Kaps, Chairman
Prosecutor

Tina Leary, Secretary
County Clerk

Karen Makay, Member
County Treasurer

Republican County Chairman
Member

Democratic County Chairman
Member

County Building Authority

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

Bill Dusek
Term Expires:


Harold Schuitmaker, Vice-Chair
Term Expires:

Dave Griffen
Term Expires:

Vacancy
Term Expires:

Tina Leary
County Clerk

Karen Makay
Treasurer

County Clerk

Van Buren County Clerk

Courthouse Main Floor

212 E. Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8218 Ext 6
(269) 657-8298 FAX

clerk@vbco.org

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

From I-94 take the Paw Paw Exit (exit 60). Turn north and proceed ½ mile. We are directly behind the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deptartment and jail on the right.

Suzie Roehm [Click here to view full size picture]

Suzie Roehm
County Clerk


County Concealed Weapons Licensing Board

Courthouse Main Floor

212 E. Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079-1496

(269) 657-8218

Dale R. Gribler, Sheriff
Chairman

Member of State Police
Member

Robert Seaman, Member

Tina Leary, County Clerk
Clerk

County Drain Commissioner

Van Buren County Drain Commissioner

Administration & Land Services Building, 3rd Floor

219 E. Paw Paw Street, Suite 301
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8241
(269) 657-8286 FAX

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Joe Parman [Click here to view full size picture]

Joe Parman
Drain Commissioner

Peter Van Dop, P.E., P.S.
Engineer/Chief Deputy

Georgia Genis
Deputy Drain Commissioner

Andy Abbott 

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control & Drain Maint. Supervisor



 

 

County Election Commission

Established by P.A. 456 of 1982 as Amended

Honorable Frank D. Willis,
Judge of Probate

Tina Leary,
County Clerk

Karen Makay,
County Clerk

County Land Preservation Board

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

Member Seats: 10 (some shared)

Term: 2 years
, MI


Dave Foerster - Chair - Land owner representative
­♦Phone: 269-657-3660
♦Email: foerdog@aol.com
♦Land Preservation Board web page

Ted Major, (Vice Chair) - Farmer representative
Term Expires 05-01-15

Bill Lawson - Farmer representative
Term Expires 05-01-15

Dave Foerster, (Chair)- Land owner representative
Term Expires 05-01-15

Don Mackellar - Elected official representative
Term Expires 05-01-15

Kurt Doroh - Realator/Developer representative
Term Expires 05/01/16

Mike Pioch, (Treasurer) - Environmental representative
Term Expires 05/01/16

AJ Brucks - Conservation District Representative
Term Expires 05/01/16

Jeff Radtke/Scott Cedarquist - VBC Planning Commission representative
Term Expires 05/01/16

Doug Stiles - Elected official representative
Term Expires 05/01/15

Richard Godfrey - Board of Commissioners representative

AJ Brucks - Staff and Secretary

County Medical Examiners

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

(3 Year Term)

Jason Thompkins, MD Chief
Term Expires: 04/13/11

Richard Allen, MD
Term Expires: 04/13/11

Jim Hunt, MD
Term Expires: 04/13/11

Jack Hunt, MD
Term Expires: 04/13/11

John Hunt, MD
Term Expires: 04/13/11

O.T. Lorenz, MD
Term Expires: 04/13/11

Patricia Newhouse, MD
Term Expires: 04/13/11

A.L. Stagg, MD (Reserve)
Term Expires: 04/13/11

Eriberto Carrion, MD (Reserve)
Term Expires: 04/13/11

Commissioner Mike Toth
Board Representative

County Office of Emergency Management

205 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-7786

Chairperson, Van Buren County Board of Commissioners

Alain Svilpe, Coordinator

Dale R. Gribler, Sheriff

Wayne Polomcak, Assistant

County Planning Commission

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

(3 Year Term)

Pam Stermer
Term Expires: 04/01/18

Tony Hemenway
Term Expires: 04/01/18

Vacant
Term Expires: 04/01/12

Jeff Radtke
Term Expires: 04/01/20

Barbara Rose
Term Expires: 04/01/20


Jan Petersen
Term Expires: 04/01/20

Scott Cedarquist
Term Expires: 04/01/19

Celinda Gilmore
Term Expires: 04/01/19

Jaymi Ratzlaff
Term Expires: 04/01/19


Board Representative

Kurt Doroh, Commissioner

County Staff

Ted Thar, Secretary

County Register of Deeds

Van Buren County Register of Deeds

Administration & Land Services Building, First Floor

219 E. Paw Paw Street, Suite 102
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8242

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 Directions: From I-94 take the Paw Paw Exit (exit 60). Turn north and proceed ½ mile. Take right after Sheriffs Building (Paw Paw St.), then proceed to Administration & Land Services Building on left.

 

Click here to view full size picture
Paul W. De Young
Register of Deeds

Jill A. Arnold
Chief Deputy Register

Pam Cerven
Deputy Register

County Sheriff Office

Van Buren County Sheriff Office

205 South Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-3101

EMERGENCY -        911
Administration,      (269) 657-2006
Detective Division,  (269) 657-7711
Youth/Comm. Serv. (269) 657-6077
Jail Division,           (269) 657-2171

 

 Sheriff Daniel Abbott [Click here to view full size picture]

Sheriff Daniel Abbott can be reached at (269)657-2006,  or email  abbottd@vbco.org
 

Undersheriff Chad Hunt can be reached at (269) 2006 Ext. 3991  or email huntc@vbco.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Surveyor

Van Buren County Surveyor

Administration & Land Services Building, 3rd Floor

219 E. Paw Paw Street, Suite 304
P.O. Box 121
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-6021
(269) 657-6022 FAX

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


Donald Gilchrist
County Surveyor

Charles Lossie
Deputy County Surveyor

Dallas Pierce
Chief of Parties

County Treasurer

Van Buren County Treasurer

Administration & Land Services Building, First Floor

219 E. Paw Paw Street, Suite 101
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8228
(269) 657-8227 FAX

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

County Treasurer [Click here to view full size picture]

Karen Makay
Treasurer

Tania Sheeley-Myers
Chief Deputy

Evie Longshore
Deputy Treasurer

Kelle Dillon
Deputy Treasurer

Cathy Bailey
Part-time Deputy Treasurer

 

 

 

Decatur Township

Decatur Township

P.O. Box 33
Decatur , MI 49045

DECATUR TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETS THE 2ND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 7 P.M. IN THE DECATUR TOWNSHIP HALL – 103 E. DELAWARE ST.

Department of Human Services

Family Independence Agency

One Quarter Mile South of Red Arrow Highway

57150 C.R. 681
P.O. Box 7
Hartford , MI 49057

(269) 621-2800
(269) 621-2962 FAX

Hours Mon. - Fri. 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Marc Del Mariani,
Director

Robert Miller,
Program Manager

Lori Jerue,
Administration Manager

District Public Health Department

District Public Health Department

South Red Arrow Highway Human Services Building - West

57418 C.R. 681, Suite A
Hartford , MI 49057

(269) 621-3143
(269) 621-2725 FAX

Hours Mon. - Fri. 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Administration,
(269) 621-4665

Jeffrey L. Elliott,
Administrator/Health Officer
Extension 337

Frederick Johansen,
Medical Director
Extension 318

Jason Tompkins,
Deputy Medical Director/Medical, Examiner

Satellite Offices of Van Buren

Human Services Building - East
801 Hazen Street, Suite B
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-5596 or (269) 657-6052
(269) 657-5866 Fax

1007 Wells/Lower Level
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-8421
(269) 637-6517 Fax

Domestic Animal Control

Animal Control

58040 C.R. 681
Hartford , MI 49079

(269) 621-4624
(269) 621-3964 FAX

animalcontrol@vbco.org

We are open to the public: Sunday 10-3, Monday thru Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 10-2, Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-3.  The office is closed on Federal Holidays, and occasionally due to other circumstances.  Please call ahead to make sure we are open.


Deputy Huston
Animal Control Officer

Deputy Everhart
Animal Control Officer

Kasey Murphy
Director

Tracy Evett
Kennel Staff

 Find us on Facebook at Friends of Van Buren County Animal Control. 

 

Economic Development Corporation

Appointed by Commission Chairperson Confirmed by Board of Commissioners

(6 Year Term)

Randy Peat
Term Expires: 02/13/16

James J. Warner
Term Expires: 02/13/16

Linda Stange
Term Expires: 02/13/15

Joe Miller
Term Expires: 02/13/20

Rodney Dragicievich
Term Expires: 02/13/20

Ken Ratzlaff
Term Expires: 02/13/18

Dave DiStefano
Term Expires: 02/13/18

Jerry Campbell
Term Expires: 02/13/15



Commissioner Susan Hammond
Board Representative

Election Board of Canvassers

Two Republican and Two Democrats Recommended by each party to County Clerk

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

Mae Linderman (D)
Term Expires: 11/01/13

Vacant (R)
Term Expires: 11/01/13

Rose Mitchell (D)
Term Expires: 11/01/15

Nancy Thomas (R)
Term Expires: 11/01/15

Equalization

STAFF
Edward VanderVries,
Director of Equalization

Kathy Swinehart, Deputy Director


HOURS
M-F : 8:30am-5:00pm

Family Independence Agency

Two Appointed by Board of Commissioners One Appointed by Governor

(3 Year Term)

Tim Riemer,
(Board)
Term Expires: 11/01/11

Sherry Coady,
(Board)
Term Expires:11/01/13

Emma Jean Stambeck
(State FIA Director)
Term Expires: 11/01/09

Donald Hanson
Board Representative

Jury Board

Jury Board

Appointed by Governor

(6 Year Term)

Pastor W.C. Askew Sr.,
Term Expires: 05/22/21

Thomas J. Palenick,
Term Expires: 05/22/21

Robert Jackson,
Term Expires: 04/30/19

Land Management

Land Management

Administration & Land Services Building, 3rd Floor

219 Paw Paw Street, Suite 302
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8243
(269) 657-8235 FAX

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Directions: From I-94 take the Paw Paw Exit (exit 60). Turn north and proceed ½ mile. Take right after Sheriffs Building, proceed to Administration & Land Services Building on left.

Staff:

Ted Thar,  Director -  GIS Coordinator/Planning Commission Secretary/Web Master/Passport Agent

Lisa Boer, Remonumentation Grant Administrator/Administrative Assistant/Passport Facility Manager

Kirk Adams, Land Management Specialist/House Numbering Specialist/GIS Specialist/Passport Agent 

Local Advisory Council

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

(4 Year Term)

Richard Curtis - Senior/Users
Term Expires 07/01/15

Julie Pioch - Planning
Term Expires 07/01/15

Angela Dickerson - Family Advocacy
Term Expires: 07/01/16

Herb Gremps - Handicapped
Term Expires: 07/01/16

Karen King - Education
Term Expires: 07/01/17

Faith Dowd - Area Agency on Aging
Term Expires: 07/01/17

Yazmin Fernandez - Low Income
Term Expires: 07/01/17

Mental Health Board

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

Board Meets 1st Thursday after 1st Tuesday (3 Year Term)

Mike Mosley
Term Expires: 03/31/15

Carol Sjoquist
Term Expires: 03/31/16

Dave Selent
Term Expires: 03/31/16

Catherine Gant
Term Expires: 03/31/16

Susan Barnes
Term Expires: 03/31/15

Tom Coles
Term Expires: 03/31/16

Charles Randall
Term Expires: 03/31/17

Katie Bolton
Term Expires: 03/31/17

Commissioner Mike Toth
Board Representative


Mental Health Department

Mental Health Department

801 Hazen Street, Ste C
P.O. Box 249
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-5574
(269) 657-3474 FAX

Hours Mon. - Fri. 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

24 Hours Crisis Line
1-800-922-1418

John Clement,
Chief Executive Director

Michigan State University Extension Office

219 E. Paw Paw Street, Ste. 201
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8213
(269) 657-6678 FAX

vanburen@msue.msu.edu

http://msue.msu.edu/vanburen

Julie Pioch, Director

Mark Longstroth, District Horticulture Agent

Mike Stanton, Extension Agriculture Agent

Vacant, Extension Educator

Beth Clawson, Resources Recovery Agent

Melissa Franklin, Receptionist/ Secretary

Janice Rajzer,4-H Youth Agent

Probate Court

Probate Court & Circuit Court Civil

Courthouse Annex, 2nd Floor

212 E. Paw Paw Street
Suite 220
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8225
(269) 657-7573 FAX

probate@vbco.org

Hours M - F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  Judge David J. DiStefano 

Judge David J. DiStefano

Probate Register
Barbara Dundon

Judicial Secretary / Civil Scheduling / ADR Clerk 

Kelly Cowgill
Phone:  (269) 657-8200 ext. 2213
E-mail:  cowgillk@vbco.org

Deputy Register
Brandy Antonowitsch

Clerk
Heidi Winkler

Clerk/Receptionist
Jonique Shipley

Prosecuting Attorney

Paw Paw Office
212 E. Paw Paw Street, Ste. 102
Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-8236
269-657-8239 Victim Rights
269-657-8238 Fax

South Haven Office
1007 E. Wells Street
South Haven, MI 49090
269-637-5177
269-639-4519 Fax

Hours M-F 8:30-12 & 1-5:00

STAFF:

Prosecuting Attorney

Michael Bedford [Click here to view full size picture]

Michael Bedford

Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys:

Jay Blair [Click here to view full size picture]     

Jay Blair, APA

Susan Zuiderveen [Click here to view full size picture]  
Susan Zuiderveen, APA

Eric Jenkins

Eric Jenkins, APA

kmetzger_photo_1.jpg

Kirk Metzger, APA

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Bianca Bartley
Victim Rights Coordinator
Victim Rights Telephone: 269-657-8239 x 2239

Coleen Daggett
Victim Rights Assistant

Deb Flory
Legal Secretary

Heidi Keister
Legal Secretary

Lisa Oliver
Legal Secretary

Public Transit

610 David Walton Drive
Bangor , MI 49013

(269) 427-7377
(269) 427-5062 FAX

Anthony Dacoba, Director
Transportation Coordinator

Laurie D Schlipp, Chief Operations Officer

Jeff Radtke, Operations Supervisor

Tami Naber, Administrative Support

Region IV Area Agency on Aging

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

(3 Year Term)

2919 Division Street
St. Joseph , MI 49085

(269) 983-0177

Donald Hanson
Term Expires: 01/01/18

Beth Griffin
Term Expires: 01/01/18

Alternate - Judy Janssen

Richard Freestone
Board Representative

Remonumentation Committee

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

Don Gilchrist, Peer Group

Paul DeYoung, Register of Deeds

Larry Nielsen, City Representative

Lisa Boer, Planning & Land Management

William Kays,Township Supervisor

Larry Hummel, Road Commission

John McNeil, Attorney at Law

Ted Thar, GIS/Land Management

Karen Makay, Treasurer

Edward VanderVries, Assessor

Susan Hammond, Board Representative

Road Commission of Van Buren County

*Agency for Public Works

*Agency for County Park Trustees

325 West James Street
PO Box 156
Lawrence , MI 49064

(269) 674-8011
(269) 674-3770 FAX

vbcrc@vbcrc.org

 

Board of County Road Commissioners:

W.C. Askew, Sr., Chairman - Phone: 269-944-9634

Alain E. Svilpe, Vice-Chairman - Phone: 269-668-3274

Reginald ("Rick") D. Boze, Member
Phone: 269-674-8011

Gregory H. Kinney, Member
Phone: 269-423-2302

Chester "Chip" M. Ray, Member
Phone: 269-628-2098


REGULAR STAFF/EMPLOYEES:

Lawrence B. Hummel, P.E. (larryhummel@vbcrc.org)
Highway Engineer-Manager /
Department of Public Works Director

Linnea Rader (linnearader@vbcrc.org)
Accountant and Board Secretary

Brian Cornish (briancornish@vbcrc.org)
Southern District Maintenance Supervisor

Patrick "Lynn" Boitnott (lynnboitnott@vbcrc.org)
Northern District Maintenance Supervisor

Gary Rohacs (garyrohacs@vbcrc.org)
Equipment Superintendent

Barry Anttila (barryanttila@vbcrc.org)
Highway Engineer

Joel Hoort (joelhoort@vbcrc.org)
Jr. Engineering Technician

Craig Ericksen (craigericksen@vbcrc.org)
Traffic Services Technician

Warren Sell (warrensell@vbcrc.org)
Purchasing Officer

Jill Brien (jillbrien@vbcrc.org) Administrative/Secretary

LuAnn Sell (luannsell@vbcrc.org)
Secretary/Receptionist

Kristina Longcore (kristinalongcore@vbcrc.org)
Account Clerk/Payroll

Donna Weberg (DonnaWeberg@vbcrc.org)
Accounting Clerk

Seventh District Court East Division

Seventh District Court East Division

Courthouse Annex, 1st Floor

212 E. Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269)657-8222
(269)657-8223 FAX

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.

Judge Michael T. McKay 

Judge Michael T. McKay

Craig A. Hess, Administrator/Magistrate
Susan Klein, Secretary/Court Recorder
Laurie Powell, Adult Probation Officer
Maggie Edington, Probation Secretary
Lenore Orozco, Account Clerk
Shelly Sonnevil, Civil Clerk
Virginia Mattox , Civil Clerk
Susan Taylor, Deputy Clerk
Tabitha NealDeputy Clerk
Monica Marler,Deputy Clerk
Kathy McCloskey,P/T Deputy Clerk
Janie Soderlund, Deputy Clerk 

Probation Department:
Phone: (269)657-8247
Mon., Tues., Wed.
8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Thursdays
8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Fridays
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For Transcript Information
e-mail Susan at:
KLEINS@vbco.org

 

Seventh District Court West Division

Location:
1007 East Wells Street
South Haven, MI 49090 

Phone: (269) 637-5258
Fax: (269) 639-4517

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  Judge Arthur H. Clarke III

Judge Arthur H. Clarke III
James R. Becker, Administrator/Magistrate
Laura Canaan, Secretary/Recorder
David Hill, Adult Probation Officer
Florencia Jackson, Probation Secretary
Dawn Borah, Finance Clerk
Isabel Galaviz, Civil Clerk

Maggie Yelding, Civil Clerk
Kristi Mitchell, Deputy Clerk
Teena Harris, Deputy Clerk
Ronda Willett, Deputy Clerk

Lauren Harry, P/T Deputy Clerk

Seventh District Court- West Division

Seventh District Court- West Division

1007 East Wells Street
P.O. Box 311
South Haven , MI 49090

(269) 637-5258
(269) 639-4517 FAX

Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. -4:45 P.M.

   Judge Arthur H. Clarke III

Judge Arthur H. Clarke III

James R. Becker, Administrator/Magistrate

Laura Canaan, Secretary/Recorder

David Hill, Adult Probation Officer

Florencia Jackson, Probation Secretary

Dawn Borah, Finance Clerk

Isabel Galaviz, Civil Clerk

Maggie Yelding, Civil Clerk

Kristi Mitchell, Deputy Clerk

Teena Harris, Deputy Clerk

Ronda Willett, Deputy Clerk

Lauren Harry, P/T Deputy Clerk

Soldiers Relief Commission

Appointed by Probate Judge

(3 Year Term)

Douglas H. Nelson, Jr.
Term Expires: 04/25/15

Gerald Zeiger
Term Expires: 07/29/17

John Lammert
Term Expires: 05/29/16

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission Board

Board of Directors Appointed by VBC Board of Commissioners

(3 Year Term)

367 W Main
Benton Harbor , MI 49022

(269) 925-1137

swmpc.org


Appointments by VBC Board of Commissioners

Commissioner Don Hanson
VBC Board Representative

Commissioner Mike Henry
VBC Board Representative

Commissioner Beth Griffin
VBC Board Representative

Dave Foerster
Citizen Representative
Term Expires: 12/31/16

Jeff Radtke
Citizen Representative
Term Expires: 12/31/16

 Francis Sage, Secretary
Citizen Represenative
Term Expires: 12/31/14

Dale Lewis
Citizen Representative
Term Expires: 12/31/14 

Appointments by Michigan Townships Association Chapter

2 Vacancies (2 year terms)
Townships' At-Large Representatives

Municipal Appointments (no term limts)

Yemi Akinwale
City of Hartford

Robert Burr
City of South Haven

State Probation/Parole

State Probation/Parole

Annex Building, Lower Level

212 E. Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8214
(269) 657-4887 FAX

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Van Buren Conservation District

1035 E. Michigan Avenue
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-4030

http://www.VanBurenCD.org

Hours 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Staff
AJ Brucks, Executive Director (alison.brucks@mi.nacdnet.net)

Kim Sinclair, Administrator

Kyle Mead, Groundwater Technician

Erin Fuller, Watershed Coordinator

Matt Meersman, Watershed Coordinator

Mike Wozniak, Conservation Technician

Colleen Forestieri, Conservation Technician

Directors
Bryan Cronenwett, Chair
Carl Druskovich, Vice Chair
Shirley Bush, Treasurer
Jan Petersen, Secretary
Mike Rainey, Liaison

Van Buren Emergency Medical Committee

Douglas Harrington,
Lawrence Township Supervisor

Bernard Wilfong,
Waverly Township Supervisor

David L. Richardson,
Paw Paw Township Supervisor

Joseph Miller,
Decatur Township Supervisor

Carl Druskovich,
Hamilton Township Supervisor

Douglas Stiles,
Almena Township Supervisor

Dan Ruzick,
Antwerp Township Supervisor

Van Buren Intermediate School District

Van Buren Intermediate School District

490 1/2 South Paw Paw Street
Lawrence , MI 49064

(269) 674-8091
(269) 674-8030 FAX

Dr. Jeffrey Mills,
Superintendent

Van Buren Technology Center
250 South Street
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8091
(269) 674-8954 Fax

Van Buren Special Services Center
701 S. Paw Paw Street
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8091
(269) 674-8726 Fax

Bert Goens Learning Center
701 S. Paw Paw Street
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8091
(269) 674-3921 Fax

Van Buren Behavioral Education Center
30 S. Walnut Street
Bangor MI 49013
(269) 427-7961
(269) 427-5023 Fax

Van Buren Public Transit Board

Appointed by Board of Commissioners

(3 Year Term)

Yemi Akinwale
Term Expires: 01/01/19

John Clement
Term Expires: 01/01/17

William Myrkle
Term Expires: 01/01/17

Kurt Doroh
Board Representative

Richard Freestone
Board Representative

Board Meeting Schedule


Local Advisory Council:

Julie Pioch (Planning)

Sharon Bennett (Family Advocacy)

Vacant (Low Income)

Faith Dowd (Area Ag. on Aging)

Vacant (Disabled)

Karen King (Education)

Richard Curtis (Elderly)

Veterans Trust Committee

Appointed by Michigan Trust Fund Board of Trustees

(2 Year Term)

Ronald Gaffney (DAV

Thomas Melville  (American Legion)
VFW)

Carl C. Miston (AM Vets)

Dave Hagen, (Agent), Administration and Land Services Building

Workforce Development/Michigan Works

Appointed by Board of Commissioners/Van Buren Appointments

(3 Year Term)

Randall Peat
Private Sector
Term Expires: 12/31/15

Jack McCloughan
Economic Development
Term Expires: 12/31/17

Christopher Randall
Employment Services
Term Expires: 12/31/15

David Glynn
Private Sector
Term Expires: 12/31/17

Arnie Redsicker
Private Sector
Term Expires: 12/31/16

George Saleeby
Private Sector
Term Expires: 12/31/16


Commissioner Donald Hanson
Board Representative

Commissioner Richard Godfrey
Board Representative