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Committee Minutes & Agendas

Committee Meetings and Minutes

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee addresses all transportation matters related to transportation planning. The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council authorizes the Committee the following: develop and recommend to the Council the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, and the Unified Planning Work Program. The Committee is delegated the authority to amend the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program. The Committee is responsible for developing policies for compliance with the federal rules and procedures. In particular, this committee has the responsibility for assuring that GVMC transportation plans and programs comply with the 1990 Clean Air Act and Amendments, and  Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act."

Membership on the GVMC Policy Advisory Committee is composed of duly elected or appointed representatives of the legally constituted political units or publicly owned transportation providers contained within the Metropolitan Area Boundary (MAB), provided that none of the representatives of political units of government may be employees of the Michigan Department of Transportation, Grand Rapids Area Transit Authority, Kent County Road Commission or Ottawa County Road Commission.

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is an advisory/recommending body to the Policy Committee. The Committee is authorized to address all technical matters relating to the multi-modal transportation planning process, as well as the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program. Membership on the GVMC Technical Committee is comprised of representatives of the agencies that are members of the Policy Advisory Committee. These representatives have the same voting powers as representatives on the Policy Advisory Committee. Other agencies or groups having a regional focus related to transportation are allowed membership. The voting status of these agencies is advisory in nature; however, members shall be allowed to bring issues to the GVMC Technical Committee. Membership will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the GVMC Policy Advisory Committee, which will make a recommendation to the GVMC Board based on reference to the public information guidelines of Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act."

Policy Agenda/Minutes

FY 2017/2018

FY 2016/2017

FY 2015/2016

FY 2014/2015

FY 2013/2014

Technical Agenda/Minutes

FY 2017/2018

FY 2016/2017

FY 2015/2016

FY 2014/2015

FY 2013/2014

For minutes and agendas prior to 2012, please visit the archived minutes page or e-mail Andrea Faber.

Policy Members

  • George Haga - Ada Township
  • Kevin Green - Algoma Township
  • Adam Elenbaas - Allendale Township
  • Greg Madura - Alpine Township
  • Tom Hooker - Byron Township
  • Bryan Harrison - Caledonia Charter Township
  • Tim Bradshaw - Caledonia Charter Township (alternate)
  • Terry Brod - Cannon Township
  • Ben Swayze - Cascade Charter Township
  • Mike Womack - City of Cedar Springs
  • David Ducat - City of Cedar Springs (alternate)
  • Doug LaFave - City of East Grand Rapids
  • Eric DeLong - City of Grand Rapids
  • Jeff McCaul - City of Grand Rapids (alternate)
  • Ken Krombeen - City of Grandville
  • Jim Holtrop - City of Hudsonville
  • Terry Schweitzer - City of Kentwood
  • Tim Bradshaw - City of Kentwood (alternate)
  • Mike Burns - City of Lowell
  • Jamie Davies - City of Rockford
  • Darrel Schmalzel - City of Walker
  • Dan Burrill - City of Wyoming
  • Rob Postema - City of Wyoming
  • Member Awaiting Appointment - Courtland Township
  • Robert DeWard - Gaines Charter Township
  • Rod Weersing - Georgetown Township
  • Tom Ecklund - Gerald R. Ford Int'l Airport
  • Michael DeVries - Grand Rapids Charter Township
  • Peter Varga - ITP - The Rapid
  • Gail Altman - Jamestown Township
  • Betsy Melton - Kent County Commissioner
  • Steve Warren - Kent County Road Commission
  • Jerry Hale - Lowell Township
  • John Lanum - Michigan Dept. of Transportation
  • Tom Noreen - Nelson Township
  • Jim Holtvluwer - Ottawa County
  • Jim Miedema - Ottawa County Road Commission
  • Betty Gajewski - Ottawa County Road Commission (alternate )
  • Brett Laughlin - Ottawa County Road Commission (alternate )
  • Cameron Van Wyngarden - Plainfield Township
  • Tim Grifhorst - Tallmadge Township
  • Toby VanEss - Tallmadge Township (alternate)
  • David Dewey - Village of Sand Lake
  • Julius Suchy - Village of Sparta

Technical Members

  • Jim Ferro - Ada Township
  • Kevin Green - Algoma Township
  • Adam Elenbaas - Allendale Township
  • Sue Becker - Alpine Township
  • Tom Hooker - Byron Township
  • Tim Bradshaw - Caledonia Township
  • Terry Brod - Cannon Township
  • Steve Peterson - Cascade Charter Township
  • David Ducat - City of Cedar Springs
  • Doug LaFave - City of East Grand Rapids
  • Rick DeVries - City of Grand Rapids
  • Chris Zull - City of Grand Rapids
  • Charles Sundblad - City of Grandville
  • Dan Strikwerda - City of Hudsonville
  • Tim Bradshaw - City of Kentwood
  • Terry Schweitzer - City of Kentwood (alternate)
  • Mike Burns - City of Lowell
  • Phil Vincent - City of Rockford
  • Scott Conners - City of Walker
  • Jeff Oonk - City of Wyoming
  • Bill Dooley - City of Wyoming
  • Matt McConnon - Courtland Township
  • Tim Haagsma - Gaines Charter Township
  • Rod Weersing - Georgetown Township
  • Roy Hawkins - Gerald R. Ford International Airport
  • Mike DeVries - Grand Rapids Charter Township
  • Liz Schelling - ITP - The Rapid
  • Conrad Venema - ITP - The Rapid (alternate)
  • Ken Bergwerff - Jamestown Township
  • Wayne Harrall - Kent County
  • Steve Warren - Kent County Road Commission
  • Jerry Hale - Lowell Township
  • Tom Doyle - Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Tom Noreen - Nelson Township
  • Jim Holtvluwer - Ottawa County
  • Brett Laughlin - Ottawa County Road Commission
  • Rick Solle - Plainfield Charter Township
  • Tim Grifhorst - Tallmadge Township
  • Toby VanEss - Tallmadge Township (alternate)
  • David Dewey - Village of Sand Lake
  • Julius Suchy - Village of Sparta
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