Message from MayorHello and welcome to the website
of the City of St. Johns!

Also, more importantly, welcome to our city and all it has to offer.  Comfortably nestled in the heart of mid-Michigan, it’s the people that make the difference in our community.

St. Johns is a welcoming community that’s blessed with people who invest their time and energy to help one another and make our community a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. It may have a small-town atmosphere but it’s rich with ideas and energy and the sense of a greater community.

In town you’ll find many tree-lined streets, well-planned subdivisions, and a revitalizing downtown.  You’ll also find lots of recreational activities, including a segment of the Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail, parks with playgrounds, and a recently added splash pad.  Residents benefit from great schools, a seasonal farmers’ market featuring local vendors, parks with playgrounds, and several festivals held throughout the year.  We’re pleased to host a district library, a hospital, and countywide transit system…and you get the picture.

Strategically located between Lansing/East Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Flint, residents have the best of both worlds because of easy access to their museums, hospitals, arenas, ballparks and other attractions as well.

But being a “small town” has its distinct benefits.  St. Johns is a low-crime community with safe neighborhoods.  We operate a well-trained and dependable volunteer fire department, have a dedicated police force, and are also home to a countywide ambulance authority.

If you’re an entrepreneur, we host many features that may be of appeal, including a Michigan-certified industrial park, a welcoming and helpful community development staff, and lots of opportunities for commercial and retail development.

We enjoy this quality of life while having one of the lowest tax rates of communities of comparable size in mid-Michigan.  As a community we’ve also been proactive in ensuring good roads through an annual “streets millage” which has been overwhelmingly supported and has provided tremendous dividends. I’m also proud to say that our government is efficient, effective, and fiscally sound – our City Commission and city employees are good stewards of taxpayer funds.

If you’re already a part of our community, thank you. If you’re considering relocating your home or business to St. Johns -- or simply thinking about a visit -- please do. You won’t be disappointed.

While most everything you’ll need or want to know about St. Johns is right here on this website, our job at City Hall is to help make you successful, so don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.

It’s safe to say, I’m extremely proud to serve as Mayor of this fine community.


In humble service,

Eric C. Hufnagel, Mayor

City of St. Johns