VILLAGE OF SHELBY
218 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455
Village Office Staff
In August 2015, Chelsea Stratil was appointed as the Village Administrator for the Village of Shelby. Chelsea graduated from Spring Lake High School in 2006 and then attended Ferris State University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration with a Political Science Teaching Minor. Determined to have a career in city management, Chelsea continued her education in the Public Administration Graduate Program at Central Michigan University. During her time obtaining her Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Chelsea managed to balance a very packed schedule that included double full time of graduate courses, three jobs as well as commuting back and forth once or twice a week from Mount Pleasant to help her family in their time of need.
Chelsea’s moto is “I can’t fix it unless I know it’s broken” and believes that everyone should love where they live. She is passionate about making a positive impact on the Village of Shelby and strives to get the residents of Shelby involved in their community.
Chelsea loves being in the company of her family and her dog, Daisy, a Yorkshire terrier. In her spare time she enjoys a good book, spending time with friends, fishing and boating as well as playing poker with her family. Chelsea loves to volunteer at the Grand Haven VFW and has also been a volunteer Cheer Coach for Spring Lake Youth Cheer every fall for the past four years. This fall she will be coaching 22, crazy 5th Grade Girls!
Shelby Village Administror
Julie has been the Village Clerk since April 2014. In the short time Julie has been with the Village she has learned how to not only do the Village Clerk position but has also learned the role of the Village Treasurer as well. Julie has made many positive changes in the office not only with water and sewer billing but with the filing, organization, and day to day operations of the Village offices. In her free time she enjoys fishing, hunting, spending time at her family cabin, and spending time with her husband, son and two dogs. Julie wants to continue developing new skills as the Village Clerk and making sure that she is serving the Village of Shelby to the best of her ability.
Shelby Village Clerk
Crystal was hired to be the Village Treasurer in March 2016. With a background in accounting and customer service, Crystal fits in like a glove. Working closely with the Village Clerk, her duties include collecting taxes and water bill payments as well as monitoring the village financial status. You can catch her at working at Village Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In her free time she enjoys watching her son play travel baseball, spending time with her family, and camping. Crystal would like to continue to grow as the Village Treasurer and help the Village maintain a healthy financial program.
Shelby Village Treasurer
Shelby Police Department
Terry has been a Shelby Police Officer for 42 years; in February 2016 Terry was promoted to Chief of Shelby Police. Terry has been married to his wife Jane for 38 years and spends most of his free time with his two granddaughters. Chief TenBrink has recently been working to develop a Juvenile Diversion Program. The Juvenile Diversion Program creates a stronger relationship between the public school system, our local police department and the court. The goal of this program is to minimize the juvenile delinquent problem in not only Shelby but in the local communities as well. Terry is passionate about the juvenile delinquent problem as well as cleaning up our community by enforcing Village Ordinances.
Shelby Chief of Police
Officer Karafa was hired as a part-time officer for Village of Shelby Police Department in January 2016. Josh was promoted to full-time officer in March 2016. He has helped to recreate and improve documents for the Shelby Police Department that allow our officers to document more effectively, When Josh is not working for the Shelby Police Department he is a part-time officer at both Hart and Fruitport Township Police Departments. Josh’s days off are spent by working on his house or cars, spending time with friends, or kayaking down the river. Josh would like to continue to help the Village of Shelby Police Department grow and help be involved more in the community of Shelby.