Advisory Council

Advisory Council

InnovaLaB (Formerly KCLBA) Board feels it is vital that public bodies have an effective and efficient mechanism to engage stakeholders in their work.  Therefore, the Board formed a study committee in July 2011 to develop the function and structure of the Advisory Council.  The Bylaws of InnovaLaB call for the formation of an Advisory Council to provide public input on the work of the land bank.  The following recommendations were approved by the study committee and are submitted with the hope of supporting a prosperous and successful land bank.

Current Roster:

NameOrganizationRepresenting
tbdtbdBuilders
Ben SietsmaRockford ConstructionDevelopers
tbdtbdNonprofit
Lisa GolderCity of KentwoodMetro City
Rebecca RynbrandtCity of WyomingMetro City
Lee WeberDyer Ives FoundationFoundations
Steve RuisSDR VenturesRental Property Owner
Guillermo CisnerosChamber of CommerceBusiness
Taffy DickersonSeeds of PromiseNeighborhood Association
tbdtbdLand Use
Renee WilliamsHuntington BankBanking
Brian HofstraChemical BankBanking
tbdtbdLegal
tbdtbdCommercial / Industrial
Erin BanchoffCity of Grand RapidsMetro City
Julie RietbergGRARRealtor

InnovaLaB Advisory Council Mission Statement
The InnovaLaB Advisory Council will provide constructive input to the Board of Directors to assist in the execution of their mission and support the sustainable revitalization of Kent County’s communities.