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Kent County seeking residents for boards and commissions

Qualified applicants must apply by September 30

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. (August 23, 2021) – The Kent County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified and interested residents to serve the community through appointment to various boards, commissions, and committees. Some, but not all appointments, require an individual to be a resident or a registered voter of Kent County. An application for appointment must be filed with the Board of Commissioner’s Office by close of business on Friday, Sept. 30.

Here are the boards, commissions, and committees that have openings for terms effective Jan. 1, 2022 (unless otherwise noted):

  • Agricultural Preservation Board (openings for agricultural interest representative and conservation representative)
  • Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan – Board of Directors (must be 60 years or older)
  • Community Health Advisory Committee (openings for at-large member, community-based organization representative, health care provider representative, and Kent ISD representative)
  • Community Mental Health Authority Board (Network 180) Board – term begins April 1, 2022
  • County Building Authority
  • Friend of the Court Citizens’ Advisory Committee (attorney who engages primarily in Family Law and one representative of the public)
  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRFIA) Authority Board
  • Housing Commission
  • Jury Commission
  • Kent County Community Action Advisory Governing Board (openings for one consumer sector member and one public sector member)
  • Kent County Family & Children’s Coordinating Council (private agency representatives, private funding representatives)
  • Kent District Library Board (Region 4 resident member from either Bowne, Lowell, Vergennes Township or City of Lowell; Region 8 resident member of the City of Wyoming)
  • Kent Hospital Finance Authority (two openings for County Representative members)
  • Officers’ Compensation Commission (four member openings)
  • Remonumentation Peer Review Group (openings for four professional surveyor members)
  • Veterans Services Committee (openings for four U.S. Armed Forces veteran members)

Qualified residents may apply by completing an online application on the County’s website at www.accessKent.com/boardappointments. Resumes and cover letters are encouraged. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2021.

Visit the County’s website for additional information on the boards and commissions at https://www.accesskent.com/Departments/BOC/boards_committees.htm or contact the Board of Commissioner’s Office at 616-632-7580.

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