Kent County 2050

Steering Committee

This committee, comprised of representatives from nonprofits, schools, local governments, and businesses throughout Kent County, was appointed by Kent County, in consultation with The Right Place, The Grand Rapids Chamber, The Frey Foundation, and PNC Bank.

Al Vanderberg

Kent County

Cheryl Scales

North Kent Connect

Eureka People

Housing Kent

Evelyn Esparza-Gonzalez

Hispanic Center of West Michigan

Holly Johnson

Frey Foundation

Jacob Maas

West Michigan Works!

John Van Fossen


Kevin Polston

Kentwood Public Schools

Krista Flynn

PNC Bank

Mark Washington

City of Grand Rapids

Michelle LaJoye-Young

Kent County Sheriff's Office

Michelle Van Dyke

United Way

Mike Mraz

Rockford Construction

Randy Thelen

The Right Place

Rick Baker

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Stacie Behler

Grand Valley State University

Stan Stek

Kent County

Steff Rosalez

Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities

Tasha Blackmon

Cherry Health