Bill Chickering

Bill Chickering

Bill Chickering

5th District Commissioner


380 Ridgeway Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Phone Number

Home: 269-985-3765

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Bill Chickering serves the residents of Berrien County's 5th District. 

District 5 includes: 

  • City of St. Joseph 
  • St. Joseph Township, Precincts 1 and 2
  • Shoreham Village

Committee Service

He sits on the Personnel and Human Services Committee and is currently the Chairperson. Commissioner Chickering also serves on the: 

  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Board of Health
  • Twin Cities Area Transportation

Education, Service, & Experience

Bill grew up in the Twin Cities. He graduated from St. Joseph High School.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University followed by a law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.  Bill is a retired Whirlpool Corporation lawyer, serving as the Company’s Director of Employee Relations for 26 years after nine years of private practice in Connecticut. He previously served on the  St. Joseph Public School board for 22 years, 12 as its president. 

Personal Life

Commissioner Chickering and his wife Fran raised their children Elizabeth and Will in St. Joseph.