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

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.

John Gelderloos

Ward 1 Commissioner Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Howard Hansen

Ward 2 Commissioner Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Elizabeth Paskiewicz

Ward 3 Commissioner Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Tammy Helminski

Mayoral Appointment
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

Sustainable Streets Task Force Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Eric Kind

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Representative
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Joshua Duggan

GR Bicycle Coalition Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Melissa LaGrand

Parking Commission Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Christopher McDonald

Neighborhood Business Alliance Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Andrew Johnston

GR Area Chamber of Commerce Representative
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

James Maioho

Monday Group Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Maxwell Dillivan

The Rapid Representative
Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020 

 VACANCY

Urban League Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

William Wood

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Mark Miller

Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

Grand Rapids Public Schools Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

David Lee Covey

Disability Advocates Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

Member
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

GR Neighborhood Association Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

Black Chamber of Commerce Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) or Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) or Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) Representative
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

Ward 1 Commissioner Appointment
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

Ward 2 Commissioner Appointment
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

VACANCY

Ward 3 Commissioner Appointment
Term Ends: 1/6/2020