Steering Council

The Coalition Continuum of Care represents many community stakeholders in carrying out the mission of leading the community in finding solutions for preventing and ending homelessness. To facilitate effective execution of Coalition goals, a Steering Council performs the functions of a CoC board, with certain specific responsibilities assigned by the Continuum of Care through the Governance Charter. Positions are held for representatives from the Cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming, Kent County, Veterans Action Board, and Youth Action Board. All other seats are elected to three year terms.

2022 Steering Council Meeting Schedule

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 22 – fourth Friday
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

Virtual Meeting Information:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85850043324?pwd=cGRybXpmVXgyZFJ2bm9YNU82YnhFQT09, Meeting ID: 858 5004 3324, Password: CoC

Or Dial by your location: +1-301-715-8592 or +1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 858 5004 3324, Password: 024224

Members

Lauren VanKeulen - AYA Youth Collective - Chair
Casey Gordon - Kent Intermediate School District - Vice Chair
Adrienne Goodstal - Mel Trotter Ministries - Secretary
Rebecca Rynbrandt - City of Wyoming - Treasurer
Elizabeth Stoddard - Fair Housing Center of West Michigan - Member at Large
Alonda Trammell - Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, Inc. -
Cheryl Schuch - Family Promise -
Fran Dalton - Garfield Park Neighborhood Association -
Holly Wilson - Safe Haven Ministries -
Jose Salinas - network180 -
Karen Tjapkes - Legal Aid of West Michigan -
Mark Contreras - Catherine's Health Center -
Ryan VerWys - Inner City Christian Federation -
Tammy Britton - City of Grand Rapids -
Tom Cottrell - YWCA -
Victoria Arnold - The Salvation Army -
Victoria Sluga - Pine Rest -
Wanda Couch - Grand Rapids Housing Commission -
- Kent County -
- Veterans Action Board -
- Youth Action Board -