The governing Board of Trustees conducts policy and legislative functions of the township government. The seven-member Board consists of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four Trustees. The Board is responsible for, among other things, passing ordinances, adopting the annual budget, and appointing other boards and committees. All members are elected to four-year terms occurring at the general November election in the presidential election years. The Board members are elected at large on a partisan basis. Elected officers of the township must be qualified electors and residents of the township.
The Manager, Howard Fink, 616-738-4229, was appointed by the Township Board of Trustees and serves as the Township’s chief administrator. He is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the governing board, for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government, and for hiring and directing other Township officials and employees. He advises the Township Board on matters relating to the planning, development, and continuing operation of Township activities and services.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and are held at the Township Office located at 52 – 152nd Avenue.
Park Township Board Members
- Jim Gerard, Supervisor (phone 616-738-4232)
- Skip Keeter, Clerk (phone 616-738-4240)
- Jan Steggerda, Treasurer (phone 616-738-4236)
- Terry DeHaan, Trustee
- Jeff Hoekstra, Trustee
- Loran Serne, Trustee
- Steve Spoelhof, Trustee
2020 Board Meeting Schedule
Starting time is 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
February 13 (Budget Meeting 1-4pm)
March 11 (Strategic Planning – time and place to be determined)
March 26 (Joint Work Session with Planning Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals)
May 21 (date changed from 5/14/20)
May 28 (Work Session)
June 25 (Work Session) Cancelled
August 27 (Work Session)
October 22 (Work Session)