Jon Stoppels, City Manager
Phone: (989) 224-8944 Ext 220
Fax: (989) 224-2204


The city manager is appointed by the city commission and is the chief administrator for the City of St. Johns. The manager is responsible for the executive management of the highly diverse operations of the city. The city manager provides leadership, vision and direction to city service areas, implements city commission policy and works with the commission and administrative staff in strategic and financial planning objectives.

The manager also serves in a highly visible capacity as an ambassador for the community and to other governmental agencies.

Duties include: General Administration; Organizational Development; Community Relations; Intergovernmental Relations; Commission Support and Relations; City Budget and Financial Planning; Human Resources and Labor Relations.

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Local Development Finance Authority

The Local Development Financing Act, Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, allows a city, village, or urban township to utilize tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements. This tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. Communities across Michigan have utilized LDFA districts to extend sewer and water lines, to construct roads, and to service manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. By leveraging future tax increments, the LDFA is able to finance these public improvements, which can lead to new development opportunities within the community.

Staff contact for the LDFA: Jon Stoppels, City Manager, (989) 224-8944 ext. 220, jstoppels@stjohnsmich.com 

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

Resolution Creating LDFA

TIF & Development Plan



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