Board of Directors
Grand Valley State University
Mark Schmidt, BizStream
Kristi Roelofs, Sietsema Farms
Rich Houtteman, Consumers Energy
Nick Lillie, Allendale Family Vision
Craig Derks, Star Crane and Hoist
Amanda Murrary, Lakeshore Advantage
Stephen Wierenga, Perception Engineering
The AACC Board Provides Four Functions:
1. Governance: Through the authority granted in the articles of incorporation and bylaws. The board is responsible for governing the organization. Governance is a broad oversight and is not considered a function of management or administration (staff roles).
2. Policy and Position Development: The board reviews and adopts policies and positions to guide the organization and its stakeholders. Policies are adopted for reoccurring and critical issues that arise, in the form of a motion, to guide future boards and staff. Positions tend to relate to governmental platforms.
3. Visionary: The board sets the course for the organization well into the future. Though there are term limitations, board members need to think beyond terms in order to guide the organization and community it represents. Evidence of being a visionary is reliance on the strategic plan, including a clear mission and vision.
4. Fiduciary: The fiduciary duty is a relationship of confidence or trust between two or more parties. The board has a responsibility to protect the organization and its resources.