Ward 4 Alderman, Joe Martin


May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2023


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Hello, I am Joe Martin, your 4th Ward Alderman.  I have had the privilege and honor of serving the citizens of the 4th Ward for the past 16 years!  I am the only alderman from the 4th Ward to have ever been reelected to a second term since Sterling went to an Alderman-City Manager form of government in 1974.

I have an active leadership role: I am currently serving as the Vice Mayor.  I also served as Vice Mayor for the past 4 years.  I have served as a Commissioner on the Liquor and Tobacco Commission for the last 16 years.

I am 56 years old and have been married for 29 years to Dr. Mary Martin, an audiologist at the Sterling-Rock Falls Clinic.  I received my B.S. degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois in 1978.  I have been a member of the Sterling Optimist Club since 1991.  I served as President twice.

 I am a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  I volunteer for the Ecumenical Minister of the Eucharist and for shut-ins at the Sterling Pavilion.  Also, I am a die-hard St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan.

If you would like to contact me, please call (815) 626-6739.