Applications sought for District 6 commissioner

(file photo)
(file photo)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The Kent County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from people who want to become the next District 6 commissioner.

The position opened up after Michael Wawee Jr. handed over his resignation Thursday morning, effective Feb. 28. He is accused of embezzling from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids.

District 6 includes the City of Walker and parts of Grand Rapids.

The Board of Commissioners meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month with Standing Committees meeting either every first and third Tuesday (Finance and Physical Resources Committee), or second and fourth Tuesday (Legislative and Human Resources Committee). Meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise notified.

Commissioners are eligible for benefits commensurate with that of part-time county employees, and in 2014 will receive a yearly compensation of $20,500.

Applicants who have a principal residence within District 6 may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to:

Office of the Board of Commissioners
Kent County Administration Building
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Fax: (616) 632-7585

Interviews will take place on March 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the County Administration Building. Those selected for an interview will be notified on March 10.

The deadline to apply is noon on March 5.

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