Republican Women Lead the Kent County Board of Commissioners – File for re-election



Republican Women Lead the Kent County Board of Commissioners – File for re-election


Grand Rapids, MI – Yesterday, Kent County Republican Commissioners Emily Brieve, Diane Jones, and Lindsey Thiel filed for re-election to the Kent County Board of Commissioners.


Earlier this month, Brieve was elected by the Kent County Board of Commissioners to serve as Board Vice Chair. She continues to serve as the Chair of the Legislative & Human Resources. Brieve also serves as the Chair of the Department of Public Works and is a member on the West Michigan Sports Commission and Judicial Resources Subcommittee.


Jones will continue to serve as the Finance Subcommittee Chair, the committee overseeing the county budget. Jones also serves on the boards of Experience Grand Rapids, West Michigan Sports Commission, Grand Valley Metro Council, Kent County Parks Foundation, and Township Supervisors Group. Jones has also volunteered each year by adopting a highway in Cannon Township for regular cleaning.


Thiel was appointed earlier this month by County Board of Commissioners Chair Stan Stek as the Vice Chair of the Legislative and Human Resources Subcommittee. Thiel continues to serve as the Chair of the Judicial Resources Subcommittee, and Chair Community Health Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Convention/Arena Authority Liaison Committee, and Kent County Pension Board.


“I love serving my district and would be honored to serve another term. Kent County has several projects on the horizon, and it is important to move forward with these projects while maintaining strong fiscal policies to use tax dollars efficiently. I look forward to continuing to lead with Commissioners Jones and Thiel to make Kent County a great place to live, work, and play,” said Brieve.


“I am honored to have served as a Kent County Commissioner for the last eight years, and respectfully ask for your support as I head into this election. My focus is to be fiscally conservative, maintain the AAA bond rating, and the health, safety and welfare of the county residents by making well thought out decisions,” said Jones.


“It’s been an honor to serve the people of the 11th District on the Kent County Board of Commissioners which includes Grand Rapids Township, Ada Township, and the City of East Grand Rapids. I will keep our County on a successful path moving forward. My number one goal continues to be making Kent County the best place to live, work and raise a family,” said Thiel.