Board of Commissioners

What Does the Board of Commissioners Do?

The chief legislative and policy-making body of Ionia County government is the seven-member Board of Commissioners.

Commissioners are elected to two-year terms from districts that are roughly equal in population. A chair and vice-chair are elected at the Commissioners’ Organizational Meeting, which is the first meeting of each new year.

Also at their Organizational Meeting, the Commissioners adopt the Board Bylaws, that provide the framework under which the Board of Commissioners operate.

There are seven commissioner districts. Click here for a map of the County Commissioner Districts.

Ionia County Commissioners for 2015-2016

District #1
David Hodges (R)
4833 Flat River Trail
Belding, MI 48809
(616)240-0624
davidhodges4833@gmail.com

District #2
Larry Tiejema (R)
1187 Hawley Hwy.
Saranac, MI  48881
(616)642-0384
tiej@sbcglobal.net

District #3
James L. Banks (R)
Vice-Chairman
602 Sixth Ave.
Lake Odessa, MI  48849
(616)374-8588 (h)
(616)374-0844 (w)
jbanks@voyager.net

District #4
Brenda Cowling-Cronk (D)
426 E. Main St.
Ionia, MI 48846
(616) 527-6227
brianbrendacronk@gmail.com

District #5
Scott Wirtz (R)
4280 N. State Road
Ionia, MI  48846
(616)375-0332
wirtzse@gmail.com

District #6
Jack Shattuck (R)
Chairperson
6055 Keefer Hwy.
Portland, MI 48875
(517) 256-2870 (c)
cmmjck@gmail.com

District #7
Georgia Sharp (R)
8009 Meadow Lane Dr.
Portland, MI 48875
(517)490-9895
georgiasharp.ioniacounty7@gmail.com

Now in Session … Board Meetings

Regular public meetings of the Board of Commissioners are scheduled at 3:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Board of Commissioners’ Meeting Room on the third floor of the Courthouse, and 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the conference room at Ionia County Central Dispatch, 545 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia.  Committee-of-the-Whole meetings are conducted on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners’ Meeting Room.

The Board welcomes area residents to express their ideas or concerns about issues affecting Ionia County during “Public Comment” which is on each meeting agenda. Speakers are requested to state their name and address, with individual comments being limited to three minutes or less.

Copies of the Board’s agenda and minutes are available by contacting the County Clerk’s office.

2017 Board of Commissioners’ Meeting Schedule

 

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