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John Weiss

Chairperson, Appointed by the Senate Majority Leader - Term expires 12/31/2023

John Weiss of Byron Center is the Executive Director of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council. He has served as chairperson of the West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance and the 21st Century Infrastructure Pilot for west Michigan.  Prior to joining GVMC, John served as President/CEO of Design Plus Architects and Engineers. He has also been vice president of a large international architectural/engineering firm, Assistant to the City Manager of Wyoming, Michigan and City Manager of Coopersville, Michigan. John has also served the public as Township Supervisor of Cannon Township and for many years was chairperson of the Kent County Road Commission. He has been a board member of numerous public, private and philanthropic organizations.  John has a bachelor's degree from Hope College and a master's degree in public administration from Western Michigan University.