Economic Development Corporation (EDC)


  • Roger Burgess, President
    Term expires December 31, 2024
  • Sandra Bloem-Roskamp, Treasurer
    Term expires December 31, 2026 
  • Carol Scholma
    Term expires December 31, 2025 
  • Jim Wierenga, Secretary
    Term expires December 31, 2028
  • Eric Hartman, Member
    Term expires December 31, 2027
  • Terri Prince Member
    Term expires December 31, 2028
  • Ron VanSingel, Member
    Term expires December 31, 2028
  • Rob Blitchok Member
    Term expires December 31, 2028
  • Justin Stadt Member
    Term expires December 31, 2028

Special Project Directors

  • Pam Davis, Sunset Manor (Waterford Place)
  • Jane Folkert, Sunset Manor (Waterford Place)

Responsibilities & Purpose

The corporation is organized and incorporated as authorized by and pursuant to the Economic Development Corporations Act of 1974 (Act 338 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1974 (MCL 125.1601 et seq.)), as amended.

The purpose for which the corporation is created is to:

  • Alleviate and prevent conditions of unemployment
  • Assist and retain local industries and commercial enterprises
  • Strengthen and revitalize the economy of the township and of the state
  • Provide means and methods for the encouragement and assistance of industrial and commercial enterprises in locating, purchasing, constructing, reconstructing, modernizing, improving, maintaining, repairing, furnishing, equipping, and expanding in the township to encourage the location and expansion of commercial enterprises to more conveniently provide needed services and facilities of the commercial enterprises to the township and the residents thereof