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, worked and worshipped in the 1st Ward for 18 years. The majority of his career has been spent in a variety of roles at The Other Way Ministries, a neighborhood community development organization which has been seeking to empower families for over 50 years. He served as Executive Director of that organization for 5 years. He also spent 3 years working with a team in rural Honduras on a community-based healthcare initiatives.

Some of his current roles in the community are:

  • West Fulton Business Association Board Member
  • GVSU Kirkoff College of Nursing Advisory Board
  • Neighborhood Match Fund Advisory Committee with the City of Grand Rapids
  • Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Board of Directors
  • Energy Advisory Committee
  • City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Public Schools Liason Committee
  • South Division / Grandville Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority
  • Kent County Community Action Governing Board
  • West Michigan Works Governing Board

Kurt and his wife Matteah have been married for 18 years and they live near John Ball Zoo with their two children Raiya (11) & Koen (8) and are members at Servants Community Church.