Boards & Committees

Administrative Policy Board

The general policies governing OCCDA shall be established by an administrative policy board of eight members to be composed of one representative from the City of Holland, one from the City of Grand Haven, one from the State police, two from Ottawa County, one representative of the small cities and villages that are supporting municipalities and two representatives of the townships that are supporting municipalities.
Organization Chart

Policy Board Members

  • Patrick McGinnis (Chairman), Grand Haven City Manager
  • Keith Van Beek (Vice Chair), Holland City Manager
  • Tim Klunder (Secretary), Zeeland City Manager Ottawa County Administrator
  • Randall Meppelink , Ottawa County Commissioner
  • F/Lt Chris McIntire, Post Commander Michigan State Police
  • Gordon Gallagher, Spring Lake Township Manager
  • Adam Elenbaas, Allendale Township Manager
  • John Shay, Interim County Administrator


Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

A committee of twelve members has been established consisting of representatives of local Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, and Emergency Management. The TAC provides guidance to the Policy Board on technical and operational issues.

TAC Members

  • Chief Brian Sipe (Chairman), Grand Haven Township Fire/Rescue
  • Chief Matt Messer (Vice Chair), Holland Dept. of Public Safety
  • Chief Kurt Gernaat, Blendon Township Fire Department
  • Aaron Schut, Life Ambulance
  • Chief Tim Jungel, Zeeland Police Department
  • Director Jeff Hawke, Grand Haven Public Safety
  • F/Lt Chris McIntire, Post Commander Michigan State Police
  • Chief Jim Kohsel, Holland Township Fire Department
  • Sheriff Steve Kempker, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department
  • Chief Scott Schoolcraft, Coopersville Fire Department
  • Director Brandon DeHaan, Grand Valley State University Police