Vital Streets Oversight Commission

Department in Charge of This Board

Executive Office

About the Board

We help the City decide how to spend money on our roads and transportation infrastructure. Here are a couple of our key responsibilities:

  • Oversee and guide the public investments into streets, infrastructure, and transportation system
  • Create specific plans for a system of street types that reflect local needs and network functions

Apply for Boards and Commissions

  • 23 members
  • 1 member is nominated by the City Commissioner
  • 1 member is appointed by the Mayor
  • 18 additional members are representative of a diverse group of organizations

Please Note, the agenda will be posted the Friday before the meeting.


Members are drawn from a diverse group of organizations:

  • DGRI
  • GRPS
  • MDOT
  • Sustainable Streets Task Force 
  • GR Bicycle Coalition
  • Parking Commission
  • Neighbors Business Alliance
  • GR Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Urban League
  • Disability Advocates
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • The Rapid
  • GR Neighborhood Association
  • WMEAC
  • Black Chamber of Commerce
  • GVMC

Residency Requirement

There are no residency requirements for members on this board.

Term Limits

There is no term limit, so you can serve an unlimited number of terms.

Compensation

There is no compensation for members on this board.

Matthew Channing

Ward 2 Commissioner Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

David Lee Covey

Disability Advocates Representative
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Maxwell Dillivan

The Rapid Representative
Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023 

Joshua Duggan

GR Bicycle Coalition Representative
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

John Gelderloos

Ward 1 Commissioner Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Howard Hansen

Ward 2 Commissioner Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Tammy Helminski

Mayoral Appointment
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Andrew Johnston

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

Eric Kind

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Representative
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

James Maioho

Monday Group Representative
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Christopher McDonald

Neighborhood Business Alliance Representative
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Mark Miller

Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. Representative
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

Mobile GR Commission Representative
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

William Wood

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

VACANCY

Grand Rapids Public Schools Representative
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

Member
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Representative
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

GR Neighborhood Association Representative
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

Black Chamber of Commerce Representative
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) or Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) or Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) Representative
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

Ward 1 Commissioner Appointment
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

Ward 3 Commissioner Appointment
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

Ward 3 Commissioner Appointment
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

 VACANCY

Urban League Representative
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

VACANCY

Sustainable Streets Task Force Representative
Term Ends: 1/2/2023