Janae K. Cooper
Ms. Cooper started her employment with the County of Ionia in 2006 when she was hired as a Deputy County Clerk. In 2008, Cooper was appointed as the Chief Deputy County Clerk, the position she held until she was elected as County Clerk in November 2016. Cooper took Office on January 1, 2017.
Cooper has programmed all elections held in Ionia County since 2009. Programming elections “in-house” is a tremendous savings to tax-payers, as there is no need for the work to be contracted out. She will continue to perform this service to the citizens of Ionia County in her capacity as County Clerk.
Ms. Cooper resides in Hubbardston with her husband David. They have two grown children and one granddaughter. Cooper graduated from Carson City-Crystal Area High School in 1989 and then attended Montcalm Community College. Cooper is an Accredited Election Official with the Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections and is a certified Election Inspector and Trainer. She is a member of the Michigan Association of County Clerks and has served as the Vice-Chair to the Ionia County Republican Party and is their current Secretary. Cooper also serves on the Ionia County Commission on Aging Board.