The Commission meets at 8:00 AM on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a Work Session and at 5:00 PM on the 1st Wednesday of the month for a Board Meeting at the Road Commission office located at 20914 M-86., Centreville, MI.  Please see the meeting schedule for 2022 Yearly Board and Work Session Meeting schedule. Special meetings are posted and advertised as required by law. The meetings are open to the public unless otherwise posted. Citizens are encouraged to attend.

Chairman

Eric Shafer of Three Rivers

269-279-2814
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Eric was re-appointed by the County Commission to the Board in 2020 and was elected as Chairman of the Board for 2022. Eric was born in Michigan but raised in California. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and then he and his wife Georgina moved to Michigan where he managed a civil engineering firm in the Three Rivers area for seven years. In 1991 he went to work for Waste Management as an environmental engineer and concurrently pursued a master’s degree at Western Michigan University. Upon graduation he was promoted to District Manager of several facilities in southwest Michigan where he remained until his retirement in January 2021. He and Georgina have been married for 43 years, have one child and reside on Fishers Lake just outside of Three Rivers. Eric has been actively involved in many community organizations for many years and was elected as a St. Joseph County Commissioner in 2002 where he served three two-year terms. In addition to the Road Commission, he is currently on the County Board of Public Works and the County Solid Waste Planning Commission. He has been a member of the Three Rivers Rotary Club since 1999.

Vice-Chairman

Rodney Chupp of Sturgis

269-625-4690
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Rodney was appointed to the Board in 2017 and was elected Vice-Chairman for 2022. Rod and Tammy Chupp, married for over 30 years, reside in Sherman Township. They’re most grateful for their son Christopher (Marissa), daughter Rebecca (Chad), youngest son Justus and two Grand Children. Family, friends, and faith all hold significant roles in their lives. Rodney is a third-generation principal owner at Chupp Insurance Agency and a founding partner in Sturgis Auto Wash, KeyVentures, and Perrin Cattle Company.

Rodney is on the Board of Directors of Southwest Michigan Youth for Christ, spent 12 years on the Centreville Board of Education, continues to serve on the school’s Curriculum Coordinating Council, and also served the St. Joseph County School Board Association. Rodney currently is a member of the St. Joseph County Parks Board and enjoys training youth as a Merit Badge Instructor and Chaplain for the Boy Scouts of America. “Working with the rest of this leadership team at the St. Joseph County Road Commission has been a very good opportunity to help contribute to our local community in meaningful ways. I feel confident some of our best days are still ahead.”

Member

Vince Mifsud of Sturgis

269-625-8172
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Vince was appointed to the Board in January 2019. He and his wife Annette were born and raised in the Detroit area, transferred with GM to St. Joseph County in 1979, and have lived on Annette’s centennial family farm for the past 40 years (the Zabel Farm est. 1864) they raised three girls. Vince’s interest in building nearly everything he could get his hands on has evolved around maintaining and
engineering and working within all facts of the auto industry. He retired in 2008 after 35 years as an autoworker.

Vince is currently a board member of the Sherman Township Planning Commission Board. He will be working with the leadership team at the Road Commission, with an open-door policy, and will work with the taxpayers of the county to make the roads the best they can be.

Member

Jack Coleman of Three Rivers

269-535-2328
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Jack was appointed to the Board in 2021. Jack served 20 years in the Navy as an Air Traffic Controller and did 3 combat tours to the Middle East and earned the Navy Commendation Medal. He is married and they have one daughter and live in Park Township. In addition to his Naval service, Jack is a commercial pilot. He has been actively involved in community organizations for many years which earned him the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service medal. Jack is a Park Township Planning Commissioner, American Legion Officer, member of the Kiwanis Club in Sturgis, St. Joseph County Housing Focus Group, Cass County Conservation Club, Guys Who Give, 100 Good Fellows, and Forty & Eight.

Member

David Miars of Constantine

269-483-6102
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Dave was appointed to the board in December 2021. Dave and his wife Sue, reside in Florence Township. He is also chairperson of the St. Joseph Cunty Public Works Committee. He served on the Centreville School board for 10 years. Dave is a retired automotive plant manager. Dave is a four-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving one year in Vietnam, where he earned a Bronze Star.

Dave and Sue have three children, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.