Boards, Commissions & Committees Open Positions

View all Boards, Commissions & Committees. Citizen vacancies are posted August 15 through September 30 unless mid-year vacancies occur. The following Committee(s) are accepting applications:

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Fire Commission
  Public (Elected) Official 1 Apply Online
Friend of the Court Citizens' Advisory Committee
  Non-Custodial Parent Apply Online
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRFIA) Authority Board
  Non County Resident (must live in Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon or Ottawa County) Apply Online
Remonumentation Peer Review Group
  Professional Surveyor 8 Apply Online

Fire Commission

Seven members. Three members shall be elected officials from units of government that participate in the Fire Commission; two members shall be members of the Board of Commissioners; two members shall be representatives of units of government that participate in the Fire Commission, falling into the following groups: fire chiefs, fire department officers, or residents with equivalent emergency services experience. Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month at 8:30 am. Two-year term.


Friend of the Court Citizens' Advisory Committee

The Friend of the Court Citizens Advisory Committee advises the Circuit Court and the Kent County Board of Commissioners regarding the Office of the Friend of the Court, its duties and performance, and needs of the community relative to the services provided by the Friend of the Court. This Committee also reviews randomly selected grievances from the Office of the Friend of the Court. The Committee meets the first Monday of every odd numbered month (excluding holidays) at noon in the County Administration Building, 300 Monroe Avenue NW. There are six citizen members: a representative of custodial parents, a representative of non-custodial parents, a family law attorney, a mental health professional, and two members of the general public. Three year terms. More information can be found at www.accesskent.com/Courts/FOC/advisory.htm.


Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRFIA) Authority Board

The principal responsibility of the Executive Director, the Aeronautics Department, and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRFIA) Authority Board is the operation, financing, maintenance, and development of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport to provide safe and adequate air transportation facilities for the citizens of Kent County and to develop sufficient revenue to meet operating expenses, capital improvements, and contractual bond obligations. The GRFIA Authority Board meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Wednesday of the month in the Airport Board Room, 5550 44th Street SE. The board consists of seven members. No more than three members may be elected officials and at least one shall be an individual living outside Kent County (Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, or Ottawa) and shall represent private sector businesses. Three year term.


Remonumentation Peer Review Group

Remonumentation Peer Review Group members review corners present before Kent County accepts them for filing. Peer Review Group members will also be called upon to update the County Remonumentation Plan as required by the amended Public Act 345 of 1990. Members must be Professional Surveyors. The Peer Review Group meets on an as-needed basis. Two year term.