It takes a community to bring lasting change.

Our articles of incorporation define our Members by virtue of their positions within the community. There are representatives from the court and educational systems as well as the faith-based community and others.  These members meet once a year to elect new trustees for the board.


Ben Barkow
Attorney, Barkow Law Company, PLLC

Ed Canning
Superintendent, White Cloud Public Schools

Ryan Coffey Hoag
Chair, Newaygo County Economic Development Advisory Committee

Marv Deur
President, Newaygo County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Honorable H. Kevin Drake
District Judge, 78th District Court

Honorable Melissa Dykman
Chief Judge of Probate, Newaygo County

Michael Farber
President, Village of Hesperia

Edward Fedell
Mayor, City of Newaygo

Marv Geers
Supervisor, Ashland Township

Barb Geno
Chair, Board of Directors of Gerber Memorial Health Services

Ken Haggart
Superintendent, Fremont Public Schools

Julie Hallman
Mayor, City of Grant

Eric Klingel
Pastor, Harvest Fremont

Bryan Kolk
Chair, Newaygo County Board of Commissioners

Genji LeClair
President, Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce

Brian Mey
Superintendent, Hesperia Community Schools

Brian Miller
Mayor, City of White Cloud

Michelle Mills
Supervisor, Monroe Township

Blake Prewitt
Superintendent, Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency

Dale Richardson
President, River Valley Chamber of Commerce

Merle Ross

Scott Rumsey
President, Hesperia Area Chamber of Commerce

James Rynberg
Mayor, City of Fremont

Rev. Keith Schubert
Pastor, Inspire Church

Honorable Robert Springstead
Circuit Court Judge, 27th Judicial Circuit Court

Ellsworth Stay
Prosecuting Attorney, Newaygo County

Kelly Tinkham
Director, Newaygo Area District Library

Dr. Elizabeth Welsh, MD
Spectrum Health Medical Group

Jeff Wright
Superintendent, Newaygo Public Schools

Brett Zuver
Superintendent, Grant Public Schools