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Board of Trustees and Department Contact Information

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 
NOTE:  Winter meetings will be held 2nd floor Community Center

Township Supervisor
Roberta (Bobbi) Welke
P.O. Box 85
(231) 448-2014 Office 
supervisor.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com
Office Hours: 10:00 to 2:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday
Term: Four year
Term Expires:
11/26
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 
clerk.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com
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 
stjamestwp.treas.bi@hotmail.com
Office Hours: By Appointment
Term: Four year
Term Expires: 11/24
Airport Commission, Finance and Administration

Township Trustee
Paul Cole
P.O. Box 93
(616) 710-0980
cole.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com
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
fingeroot.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com
Term:  Four year
Term Expires: 11/22   
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
rickspeck@tds.net   

Township Assessor
Brooke Milbrandt
P. O. Box 357
Alanson, MI 49706
(906) 322-6625
BNAssessing@outlook.com

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
invasivespadm.bi@gmail.com- TIS
stjamesadmasst.bi@gmail.com- PA      
        
Administrative Assistant - Website and Data Base Support
Cynthia Pryor
P.O. Box 85
906 360-2414
sjt.bi.website@gmail.com

Deputy Clerk
Tessa Jones
P.O. Box 85
deputyclerk1.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com

Deputy Treasurer
Courtney deRuiter
P.O. Box 85
stjamestwp.treas.bi@hotmail.com

Harbor Master
Marlene Wiser
26184 Main St., BI
(231) 448-2252 Office
harbormaster.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com

Maintenance Director
Joel Meinstma
maintenance.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com
(616) 795-6712

 Cleaning:    Mary Palmer