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Jim Snell

Council Member (Term Expires June 2026)

Representing Michigan Association of Regions (MAR)

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission


Jim Snell joined the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission in 2015 as the Transportation Program Manager and became Executive Director of the organization in the fall of 2018.  In addition to the overall management of Tri-County, he oversees the regional trails development program, PASER data collection program, and a staff of twelve.  Jim is a member of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO) Technical Committee and the Michigan Association of Regions.

Prior to joining Tri-County, Jim served as the Senior Transportation Planner for the Grand Valley Metro Council for twenty years. He is a seasoned professional with over 35 years of experience in regional and urban transportation planning. In 2012, he was awarded the TAMC Individual Achievement Award. For more than a decade Jim collected PASER data and completed video sign inventories in areas throughout the state. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and resides in Grand Rapids.