Administering fiscally sound budgets for the past 7 years transferring over $9 million into savings

Guiding the city's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (I.D.E.A.) study and program

Chairing Kentwood's Pension Board making us 1 of only 6 MI cities with a fully funded plan

Initiating the master plan for Kentwood properties including the city center site and parks

Leading the full implementation of police body cameras for both our residents’ and our police officers’ protection

Pursuing the city's ownership of the new 109 acre Covenant Park, which was gifted through the Kentwood Community Foundation and planning for its future use to best serve our community

Retiring the Kentwood Library debt 10 years early, saving $1.36 million dollars in interest

Researching and planning for a solar farm to be potentially located on our superfund site

Establishing the Kentwood Community Foundation, where I serve as President

  • The Chair of The RAPID, guiding the team during the pandemic, improving the pension program, establishing a new governance system, bringing stability during executive leadership changes

  • An executive member of the Grand Valley Metro Council

  • Member of the Waste-to-Energy Advisory and the Solid Waste Management Advisory Committees

INITIATIVES DURING MY TENURE

SUPPORTING THE GREATER

WEST MICHIGAN REGION