The Village Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) appointed by the Village Council to manage the affairs of the Village. The Village Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Village, provides overall direction to and is responsible for the management, staffing, administration and operation of all Village Departments. It is the duty of the Village Manager to provide reports to the Council in regard to ongoing activities within the Village as well as evaluating services and making recommendations for the improvement of operations. The Village Manager is also responsible for seeking grant monies under the Councils direction and executes the Village Councils decisions.


Jacob VanBoxel attended Ferris State University and graduated in 2014 with his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, concentrating in Public Administration.  Upon graduation, Jacob interned for the Village of Kingsley and shortly after accepted the Executive Director position for the Indian River Chamber of Commerce.  When not at work, Jacob enjoys fishing, golfing, kayaking, and other outdoor related activities.  



Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed Noon to 1:00 p.m.


207 S. Brownson Ave.
P.O. Box 208
Kingsley, MI 49649

(231)263-7778 office
(231)263-2278 fax