Boards & Committees Roster

Are you interested in serving on one of Plainfield Township's boards, committees or commissions?

The Plainfield Township Board of Trustees is always searching for citizens who are interested in serving on Township boards, committees and commissions. Commitments are typically for three years. Click the links below for a description of Township committees and to download an application to participate in one.

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS
COMMITTEE APPLICATION


Planning Commission

NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Cathy Bottema (3)
 
12/31/2021
Marie Kessler (1)
 
12/31/2022
Brian Justema (2)
 
12/31/2023
Kerwin Keen (3)
 
12/31/2023
James Koslosky (1)
  
12/31/2021
Karl Koster (2)
  
12/31/2022
Jack Hagedorn
Board Representative
 
 
*Term of office is 3 years. The Planning Commission meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Parenthesis denotes term.*

Zoning Board of Appeals
NAME
TITLE
 
Karl Koster
PC Representative 
 
Dennis Cardosa (2)
  
12/31/2023
David Ridout (3)
  
12/31/2021
Mike Tarwater (1)    12/31/2022
Art Spalding
Alternate
12/31/2022
Vacant
Alternate
12/31/2023
Tom Coleman
Board Representative
 
 
*Term of office 3 years. The Board of Appeals meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Parenthesis denotes term*

Board of Review
NAME
TERM EXPIRES
TERM EXPIRES
David W. Deverman
  
12/31/2022
Brian Crum
 
12/31/2022
Doug Carnevale
  
12/31/2022
Tim Dyer
Alternate
12/31/2022
 
*Term of office 2 years. Swear-in within 10 days of appointment. Parenthesis denotes term*

construction Board of Appeals
NAME
TERM EXPIRES
Larry Feist
12/31/2021
Bill Roersma
12/31/2021
Thomas Schichtel
12/31/2022

*Term office 2 years. *

Cemetery Advisory Committee
NAME
TITLE           
TERM EXPIRES
Brenda Carson
Chair
12/31/2021
Mike Hart
 
12/31/2021
Al McAvoy
 
12/31/2023
Fran Roberts
 
12/31/2022
Arthur Spalding
  12/31/2022
Johanna Vander Wall
 
12/31/2023
Bill Brinkman
 Board Representative  

COMMUNITY CENTER DEVELOPMENT AD-HOC COMMIttee
Deb Havens  
Barb Jeltema  
Mike Mitchell  
Bob Smith  
Nancy Wood  
Bill Brinkman   Board Representative    
Jack Hagedorn   Board Representative
Susan Morrow   Board Representative
Christine Friedt   Northview Senior Program
Julie Bylsma Director of Finance, Northview     Public Schools

Comstock Park Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Holly del Rosario
 
7/31/2023
 Ed Hood   12/31/2021
David Washburn
 
12/31/2021
Richard Frey
 
12/31/2022
R. John Stephan
 
12/31/2022
Jim Jarecki
 
7/31/2023
Nick Purwin
 
12/31/2022
Janis Vander Kooy
 
12/31/2022
Tom Coleman
Board Representative
 
 
* Term of office 4 years. Officers - (two-year term) Board Meetings occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month 8:00 a.m.*

Historical Preservation
NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Louann Briggs Larsen
 
12/31/2021
Suzanne Carpenter
 
12/31/2022
Brian DeVries
 
12/31/2022
Deborah Havens
 
12/31/2023
Sue Irvine
 
12/31/2021
Dave Steiner
 
12/31/2023
Norm VanSoest
   12/31/2021
Sharon Wells
 
12/31/2021
Frank Pfaff
Board Representative
 
 
* Term of office 3 years. *

Parks and Recreation

NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Stephanie Calverley
  
12/31/2022
Dennis Cole
 
12/31/2021
Dale Hecksel
  
12/31/2022
Dave Heyboer
  
12/31/2023
Kyle Jenkins
  
12/31/2022
Jen Keith
 
12/31/2023
Bill Mast
 
12/31/2021
David Meyerholtz    
 
12/31/2022
Stephanie Calverley
 
12/31/2022
Sally Wesorick
  
12/31/2023
Thomas Wiarda
   
12/31/2023
Kathey Batey
Board Representative
 
Karl Koster
Planning Commission Representative
 
 
 
PLAINFIELD CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT AD-HOC COMMITTEE
Ben Greene  
John Gustafson  
Matt Nibbelink  
Ryan Roberts  
Mike Schuler  
Davide Uccello  
Catherine Bottema Planning Comm Rep
Kathey Batey Board Representative
Frank Pfaff Board Representative
Cathleen Postmus Board Representative

Public Safety
NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Robert Anaya
  
12/31/2022
Catherine Bottema
  
12/31/2021
Tom Hendershot
  
12/31/2021
Dan Karnes
  
12/31/2022
Dale Pomeroy
  
12/31/2023
Aaron Sweeney
 
12/31/2023
Tom Coleman
Board Representative
 
Bill Brinkman 
Board Representative
 
Frank Pfaff
Board Representative
 

STANDING COMMITTEEs (Township Board Members only)
The Superintendent serves as an ex-officio member of all committees

Election Commission: Morrow, Brinkman, 
Postmus
Infrastructure: Morrow, Pfaff, Postmus
Governance: Batey, Coleman,  Morrow