Councilmember Marty Novak

Marty NovakMarty Novak we first elected to serve on the City Council in April 2018 as the District II representative and re-elected to an At-Large position in 2022. A native of St. Joseph, Marty grew up in the South Side, a proud Benton High School Cardinal. He attended Missouri Western State University.

Marty retired from the News-Press and Gazette Company after nearly 44 years of service. Through the years, Marty has combined his extensive background in business and management with service to our community. He has participated in a vast number of civic, business, professional and religious organizations and has served our city on a multitude of community boards and committees. 

Marty and his wife, Rosemary, are proud of St. Joseph and believe in our city’s future. They have lived all of their lives in St. Joseph and are members of St. Francis Xavier Parish. 

Marty has worked hard to bring fresh representation and new ideas to the City Council. He is very involved, meeting with citizens, businesses, organizations and groups. He believes that working together with constituents and addressing their concerns, we can continue to do better. 

Marty serves as the City Council representative to the Fire department.