St. Joseph Police Chief Pete Jansky has been named grand marshal of the July 4 parade sponsored by the St. Joseph Lions Club, which has been sponsoring the parade for many years.
Jansky served St. Joseph as police chief since 2001. His responsibilities have changed during that time as the city has grown. He said he loves being with the people and being part of the city. He wanted to be available to people and to work together as a team with the citizens.
He and his wife, Peg, are looking forward to spending more time with their grandchildren when Jansky retires as chief Aug. 22.
Jansky has always made the July 4 celebration in St. Joseph a high priority. Members of the St. Joseph Lions extend their congratulations and best wishes to Pete and Peg as Jansky serves as the 2013 July 4 parade grand marshal.