Apportionment Commission Approves New Districts
By: Mike Stiles -
Thursday, October 7, 2021
(CENTREVILLE) – St. Joseph County is moving back to having seven districts for the first time since 2011.
That also means the St. Joseph County Commission will increase from five to seven members.
Wednesday morning, the St. Joseph County Apportionment Commission met to finalize the apportionment map and the new districts. The approved the proposal 4-0, which had some changes from the proposed map they released in September.
The new Districts would be as follows: District 1 would be made up of Flowerfield Township, the majority of Fabius Township and the majority of the City of Three Rivers. District 2 would be Florence and Lockport Townships, the remainder of Fabius Township and the northern and southern portions of the City of Three Rivers.
District 3 would consist of Leonidas, Mendon and Park Townships along with the northern portion of Colon Township. District 4 would be Constantine, Mottville and White Pigeon Townships.
District 5 is going to be made up of Nottawa Township and Sherman Township, the majority of Sturgis Township along with the northern, western and southern portions of the City of Sturgis. District 6 would be the eastern part of Sturgis Township and the majority of the City of Sturgis.
District 7 would be Burr Oak and Fawn River Townships, a small portion of Sturgis Township, the southern part of Colon Township and a small portion of the eastern part of the City of Sturgis.
The Apportionment Commission was given the responsibility to come up with the boundary lines for the new Districts, based on information from the 2020 U.S. Census. The Commission is made up of County Clerk Lindsay Oswald, County Treasurer Kathy Humphreys, County Prosecutor Dave Marvin, County Republican Party Chair Rodney Chupp and County Democratic Party Chair Kathy Greaves.
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