Stormwater Oversight Commission

Department in Charge of This Board

Environmental Services

About the Board

We review the City's stormwater system. We also make recommendations for improvement to the City government. Here's a look at our duties:

  • Reviews the current state of the City's stormwater system
  • Reports on stormwater
  • Look over expenditures and makes recommendations to the City Manager and Commission 

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  • 6 members
  • Each City Commissioner nominates 1 member 
  • Mayor nominates 3 members representing County drain commissioner, WMEAC, and GR Chamber of Commerce
  • Members are appointed on the first Monday in January

Residency Requirement

There are no residency requirements to sit on the board.

Term Limits

Each member's term is 3 years. There is no term limit, so you can serve an unlimited number of terms.

Compensation

There is no compensation for members on this board.

Roger Barr, II

Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Kristine Bersche

Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Elizabeth Hernandez

Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Elaine Isely

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) Representative
Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Joshua Lunger

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Representative
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Randal Meyering

Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Ken Yonker

Kent County Drain Commissioner Seat
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Vacancy

Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Vacancy

Term Ends: 1/2/2023