Advocacy and Public Policy2022-07-19T15:02:07+00:00

Advocacy and Public Policy

August Primary

The Board of Directors and the Public Policy Committee of the Chamber of Commerce  Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg do not endorse candidates at any level of government, however, we are committed to providing voters with an opportunity to learn about candidates that are seeking office that will ultimately have an impact on business and the overall health of Ottawa County and of our community.  If a candidate’s name is not highlighted/linked, they did not return a completed questionnaire.

Ottawa County Commissioners

District 1

Gretchen Cosby
Frank Garcia
Danielle Smith

District 2

Christopher Banks
Joe Baumann
Lucy Ebel
Joe Spaulding

District 3

Daniela Garcia
Doug Zylstra

District 4

Jacob D. Bonnema
Allen Dannenberg

District 5

Randy Meppelink
Joe Moss

District 6

Kyle Terpstra

District 7

Rebekah A. Curran
Gregory Steigenga

District 8

Greg DeJong
Sylvia Rhodea

Michigan State House of Representatives

88th District

Christine Baker

Mick Bricker

Jeffrey Noel

Greg Van Woerkom

Public Policy Committee

The Chamber and Public Policy Committee do not endorse candidates. The Public Policy Committee and the Chamber Board of Directors consistently advocate for your business needs through work with local, state and federal elected officials as well as other Chambers and trade organizations to ensure our voice is heard in both Washington and Lansing.

Campaigning Policy

The Chamber does not endorse candidates for public office, nor does it provide a platform for individuals to campaign at any Chamber sponsored events, including, but not limited to the Early Bird Breakfast, BASH, and Jingle Bell Parade. City and Village rules for campaigning (if applicable) will apply in public space outside of the areas designated for festivals and Farmers Markets.  Candidates may not set up booths or distribute literature within the Festivals or Farmers Market itself or impede foot or vehicular traffic in any way around these venues

Visit the Lakeshore

Published annually by The Chamber and the Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau providing valuable information for visitors and residents of the amenities and activities of Northwest Ottawa County.

View our Visitors Guide

Home Sweet Home

Grand Living is our annual publication listing current Chamber member businesses focusing on the area’s economy, healthcare, education and recreation opportunities.

View Grand Living