Janae K. Cooper

Meet the Ionia County Clerk

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 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 and Secretary to the Ionia County Republican Party. Cooper also has served on the Ionia County Commission on Aging Board.

County Clerk

Janae K. Cooper

Janae K. Cooper
County Clerk

Ionia County Clerk’s Office
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846


(616) 527-5322

(616) 527-8201

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Genealogy Hours
Mon: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
No genealogy on Tuesdays
Wed-Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Clerk’s Office is open for business during the noon hour. However, we recommend that you call our office first if you are planning on doing business during this time, as it is sometimes necessary to close the office during the noon hour when short-staffed.