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Ottawa County Groundwater Board

The Ottawa County Groundwater Board is responsible for making policy recommendations and developing regulatory standards for various groundwater initiatives within the scope of the County's current legislative authority. It is comprised of 17 members that are appointed by the County Board of Commissioners. Members of this Board serve 3-year terms and meet as needed at the Ottawa County Fillmore Street complex. If you are interested in learning more about the Ottawa County Groundwater Board, please contact Paul Sachs at plan@miottawa.org, or 616-738-4852.


Alexander P. Svoboda, Ag/Conservation Technical Assistance (BC) - 12/31/2026
Jerry Geertman, Agricultural Sector (BC) - 12/31/2025
John Truscott, At Large (BC) - 12/31/2024
Dave Kraker, At Large (BC) - 12/31/2024
Sylvia Rhodea, County Commissioner (BC)
Roger Belknap, County Commissioner (BC)
Carrie Rivette, Environmental/Conservation Education (BC) - 12/31/2026
Ted Malefyt, K-12 Education (BC) - 12/31/2026
Dale Buist, Local Business/Agriculture (BC) - 12/31/2024
Adam Elenbaas, Local Unit of Government (BC) - 12/31/2026
Frank Johnson, Local Unit of Government (BC) - 12/31/2024
Dale Zahn, Real Estate/Development (BC) - 12/31/2024
Mark Baker, Scientific Community (BC) - 12/31/2026
John Yellich, Scientific Community (BC) - 12/31/2024
Patrick Staskiewicz, Utilities/Engineering (BC) - 12/31/2024
Henry J Werksma, Utilities/Engineering (BC) - 12/31/2025
Lee Andrew Machiela, Well Drilling (BC) - 12/31/2026

For additional information about the Ottawa County Groundwater Board, please contact Pam VanderMolen.