Kurt Reppart

First Ward Commissioner

Elected in August 2017. Term began January 2018.

Photo of elected first ward commissioner Kurt Reppart

Kurt Reppart has lived in the 1st Ward for 16 years.  He is the Executive Director of The Other Way Ministries, a neighborhood community development organization which has been seeking to empower families for 50 years.  He also serves as a greater elder at Servants Community Church, a local Westside congregation (RCA).

Some of the things he is proud to have been involved with are:

  • Westside Collaborative - 40 church and non-profit members seeking to empower resident voices and make the Westside marked by equity, inclusion and hope.
  • Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) – 7 neighborhood based partners seeking to provide high quality pre-school to the most vulnerable children
  • West Fulton Business Association Board Member
  • GVSU Kirkoff College of Nursing Advisory Board
  • Neighborhood Match Fund Advisory Committee with the City of Grand Rapids
  • Co-Project Manager of the U to the Zoo Area Specific Plan
  • John Ball Zoo CEO Advisory Council

Kurt and his wife Matteah have been married for over 15 year and they live near John Ball Zoo with their two children Raiya (8) & Koen (5).