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Township Government

St. James Township Officers and Departments
St. James Governmental Office, 37830 King’s Highway/P.O. Box 85, Beaver Island, 49782
Township Board Meeting 2nd Wednesday of each month – 5:30 pm, St. James Township Hall 

Township Supervisor
Roberta (Bobbi) Welke
P.O. Box 85
(231) 448-2014 Office
Office Hours: 10:00 to 2:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday
Term: Four year
Term Expires:
Beaver Island Rural Health Clinic Board, Public Works and Safety, Finance and Administration, Board of Review

Township Clerk
Julie Gillespie
P.O. Box 85
 (231) 448-2761 Office
Office Hours: By Appointment
Term:  Four year
Term Expires: 11/24
Airport Commission, Finance and Administration

Township Treasurer
Diane McDonough
P.O. Box 42
(231) 448-2760 Office
Office Hours: By Appointment
Term: Four year
Term Expires: 11/24
Airport Commission, Finance and Administration, Harbor Parks and Recreation

Township Trustee
Paul Cole
P.O. Box 93
(616) 710-0980
Term:  Four year
Term Expires: 11/24
Planning Commission, Public Works and Safety, Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Township Trustee 
Vicky Fingeroot
P.O. Box 296
(248) 755-7957
Term:  Four year
Term Expires: 11/26   
Waste Management, Public Works and Safety

St. James Township Personnel

Zoning Administrator
Rick Speck
 P.O. Box 29
(231) 448-2000 Office or (231) 448-2830  
Office Hours: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Wednesday or by Appointment   

Township Assessor
Brooke Milbrandt
P. O. Box 337
Alanson, MI 49706
(906) 322-6625

Terrestrial Invasive Species (TIS) Administrator – Peaine and St. James Townships
St. James Township Planning/Administrative Assistant (PA)
Shelby Harris
P.O. Box 85
(231) 330-0422 TIS Administrator Planning Administrator      
Deputy Supervisor
Craig Peirano
37735 Gull Harbor
Beaver Island, MI 49782
(740) 641-5506

Deputy Clerk
Tessa Jones
P.O. Box 85

Deputy Treasurer
Courtney deRuiter
P.O. Box 85

Harbor Master
Marlene Wiser
26184 Main St., BI
(231) 448-2252 Office

Maintenance Director
Joel Meinstma
(616) 795-6712

 Cleaning:    Mary Palmer