In a county-wide effort to encourage a more welcoming community in which to live and work, chambers of commerce in Three Rivers and Sturgis joined in 2017 to create and promote the “St. Joseph County Statement on Civility.”
The statement is a document that organizations, boards of directors and committees can adopt to facilitate respectful communications and allow their meetings to be more productive and efficient. The Statement on Civility recognizes that all people are entitled to their own views, but those views should be expressed in a respectful way that does not attack others.
The initiative has gotten off to a tremendous start with enthusiastic acceptance by 24 boards in the county.
Burr Oak Township St. Joseph County Commission
Village of Centreville St. Joseph County Road Commission
Centreville Public Schools St. Joseph County Superintendents
Constantine Township City of Sturgis
Village of Constantine Sturgis Township
Fabius Township Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce
Fawn River Township City of Three Rivers
Glen Oaks Community College Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce
Village of Mendon Three Rivers Health
Nottawa Township Three Rivers Lions Club
Park Township White Pigeon Township
Three Rivers Industrial Development Authority
Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services