City of South Haven


Municipality Officials

Mayor

Robert G. Burr

Mayor Pro-Tem Ward 3

Suzie Fitzgibbon

Steve Schlack (January, 2016)

City Manager

Brian Dissette

Council Member Ward 3

Andy Klavins

Council Member Ward 2

Clark Gruber

Council Member Ward 2

Jeff Arnold

Council Member Ward

   Gail Patterson

   Scott Smith (January, 2016)

Council Member Ward 1

   Vickiy Kozlik Wall

City Clerk

   Amanda Morgan

City Assessor

Nate Brousseau

Deputy City Assessor

Connie Phillips-Thompson

City Planner / Zoning Administrator

Linda Anderson


City Hall Offices

539 Phoenix Street

South Haven, MI 49090

(269) 637-0700

http://www.south-haven.com


City Council Meetings

Date:  1st and 3rd Mondays Every Month

Time:  7:30 PM

Where:  City Council Chambers of City Hall

The Monroe's - South Haven's First Family

Welcome to South Haven

J.R. Monroe was the founder of South Haven, Michigan. He was granted a land patent from the U.S. Government in 1833 for 65 acres along Lake Michigan's shores. Soon after, he married Fannie Rawson and the newlyweds traveled by lumber wagon to live in a log cabin that Monroe had previously built. The village that Monroe had envisioned did not develop at this time and the newlyweds moved to Lawrence, Michigan. It was not until the 1850's that the original pioneers settled at this location.
It was C.J. Monroe, son of J.R. Monroe, that settled at South Haven, building and raising a family at what is now known as Monroe Manor. C.J. was also president of the town bank, now known as Clementine's Restaurant. He also served as Secretary of Agriculture for the state of Michigan. Mr. Monroe also contributed to the planning and execution of the Chicago World's Fair.

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