Board of Commissioners

Commissioners

Kent County residents are welcome to contact their Commissioners regarding issues of interest to them. Contact with Commissioners may be made through the Executive Assistant to the Board. The current Commissioners are listed below.

Board of Commissioners' districts are created by an apportionment committee that includes the County Clerk, the Prosecutor, the County Treasurer and the chairs of the two political parties receiving the greatest number of votes cast for Secretary of State in the last general election.

Who's My Commissioner?

Select Your District:
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District 1

Ben Greene

Serves on the Finance and Physical Resources Committee

(616) 632-7160 (office)
(616) 970-3033 (cell)
ben.greene@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

Algoma Township
Plainfield Township (part)
City of Rockford
District 1 Commission Map


District 2

Tom Antor

Serves on the Finance and Physical Resources Committee


Area of Representation:

Alpine Township
Sparta Township
Sparta Village
District 2 Commission Map


District 3

Jennifer Merchant

Serves on the Finance and Physical Resources Committee

Area of Representation:

Cedar Springs
Grattan Township
Nelson Township
Oakfield Township
Sand Lake Village
Solon Township
Spencer Township
Vergennes Township
District 3 Commission Map


District 4

Katie DeBoer

Serves on the Serves on the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

(616) 632-7151 (office)
(616) 481-7499 (cell)
katie.deboer@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

Rockford
Cannon Township
Courtland Township
Nelson Township (part)
District 4 Commission Map


District 5

Dave Hildenbrand

Serves on the Finance and Physical Resources Committee


(616) 632-7152 (office)
(517) 282-4092 (cell)
dave.hildenbrand@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

Ada Township
Lowell
Lowell Township
Cascade Township (part)

District 5 Commission Map


District 6

Stan Stek

Board of Commissioners Chair

(616) 632-7163 (office)
(616) 460-5294 (cell)
stan.stek@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

City of Grand Rapids (part)
City of Walker
District 6 Commission Map


District 7

Stan Ponstein

Serves on the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

Area of Representation:

City of Grandville
City of Wyoming (part)
District 7 Commission Map


District 8

Dan Burrill

Chair of the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

(616) 632-7165 (office)
(616) 292-3876 (cell)
dan.burrill@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

City of Wyoming

District 8 Commission Map


District 9

Matt Kallman

Serves on the Finance and Physical Resources Committee

Area of Representation:

Byron Township
City of Wyoming (part)
District 9 Commission Map


District 10

Emily P. Brieve

Chair of the Finance and Physical Resources Committee
Board of Commissioners Vice-Chair

(616) 632-7162 (office)
(616) 502-5010 (cell)
emily.brieve@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

Gaines Township
District 10 Commission Map


District 11

Lindsey Thiel

Vice-Chair of the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

(616) 632-7164 (office)
(616) 560-3870 (cell)
lindsey.thiel@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

Grand Rapids Township
Plainfield Township (part)
District 11 Commission Map


District 12

Monica Sparks

Serves on the Finance and Physical Resources Committee

(616) 632-7161 (office)
(616) 813-9397 (cell)
monica.sparks@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

City of Kentwood (part)
City of Wyoming (part)
District 12 Commission Map


District 13

Michelle McCloud

Serves on the Finance and Physical Resources Committee

Area of Representation:

City of Kentwood
District 13 Commission Map


District 14

Carol Hennessy  

Serves on the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

(616) 632-7166 (office)
(616) 301-4820 (cell)
carol.hennessy@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

City of Grand Rapids
District 14 Commission Map


District 15

Lisa Oliver-King

Serves on the Finance and Physical Resources Committee

Area of Representation:

City of Grand Rapids
District 15 Commission Map


District 16

Melissa LaGrand

Serves on the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

(616) 632-7168 (office)
(616) 540-2448
melissa.lagrand@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

City of Grand Rapids
District 16 Commission Map


District 17

Tony Baker

Serves on the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

(616) 632-7154
(616) 340-1939
tony.baker@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

City of Grand Rapids
District 17 Commission Map


District 18

Stephen Wooden

Serves on the Vice-Chair of the Finance and Physical Resources Committee, Board Minority Vice-Chair

(616) 632-7158 (office)
(616) 304-5555 (cell)
stephen.wooden@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

City of Grand Rapids (part)
Plainfield Township (part)
District 18 Commission Map


District 19

Kris Pachla

Serves on the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

(616) 632-7155 (office)
(616) 425-9159 (cell)
Kristofer.pachla@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

City of Grand Rapids (part)
City of East Grand Rapids (part)
District 19 Commission Map


District 20

Ivan Diaz

Serves on the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

(616) 632-7156 (office)
(616) 272-9970 (cell)
ivan.diaz@kentcountymi.gov

Area of Representation:

City of Grand Rapids (part)
South West Grand Rapids
District 20 Commission Map


District 21

Walter Bujak

Serves on the Legislative and Human Resources Committee

Area of Representation:

Cascade Township (part)
Caledonia
Caledonia Township
Bowne Township
District 21 Commission Map