Board of Commissioners

The chief legislative and policy-making body of Barry County government is the seven-member Board of Commissioners. Commissioners are elected to 2-year terms from districts that are roughly equal in population. A chair and vice-chair are elected at the first meeting of each new year by the Commissioners.


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Commissioners

Hoot Gibson
District 1
City of Hastings
Hastings Twp. (part)

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Commissioner Howard “Hoot” Gibson (R)

1614 N. M-43 Highway
Hastings, MI 49058
(269) 948-8325
Hgibson@barrycounty.org

Committees:

  • Barry Community Resource Network
  • Community Corrections
  • Grievance Board
  • Hastings LDFA
  • Security Committee
  • Transit Authority

 

Catherine Getty
District 2
Thornapple Twp. (part)
Yankee Springs Twp. (part)

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Commissioner Catherine Getty (R)
(269) 953-3151
cgetty@barrycounty.org

Committees:

  • Broadband Expansion Committee
  • Mental Health
  • Grievance Board
  • Middleville LDFA
  • Parks & Recreation Commission
  • West Michigan Regional Planning Alliance

 

David Jackson
District 3
Barry Twp.
Hope Twp.
Rutland Twp. (part)

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Commissioner David Jackson (R)

5395 Guernsey Lake Rd.
Delton, MI  49046
(616) 437-0296
djackson@barrycounty.org

Committees:

  • Animal Shelter Advisory Board
  • Board of Health
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Economic Development Alliance
  • Joint Planning Alliance
  • Grievance Board

 

Jon Smelker
District 4
Carlton Twp. (part)
Irving Twp.
Rutland Twp. (part)
Thornapple Twp. (part)

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Commissioner Jon Smelker (R)

7101 Buehler Rd.
Freeport, MI 49325
(616) 765-8481
jsmelker@barrycounty.org

Committees:

  • Airport Commission
  • Central Dispatch
  • FEMA
  • Board of Health
  • Public Works
  • Transit

 

Ben Geiger - Chair
District 5
Carlton Twp. (part)
Castleton Twp.
Hastings Twp. (part)
Woodland Twp.
Village of Nashville

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Commissioner Ben Geiger (R)

404 Middle St.

Nashville, MI 49073
(517) 574-9100
bgeiger@barrycounty.org

Committees:

  • ACSET
  • Board of Health
  • Jordan Lake Board
  • Judicial Council
  • Local Emergency Planning
  • MSU Extension
  • Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health

Vivian Conner - Vice Chairperson
District 6
Orangeville Twp.
Prairieville Twp.
Yankee Springs Twp. (part)

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Commissioner Vivian Conner (R) - Vice Chairperson

12563 Blue Lagoon Rd.
Shelbyville, MI 49334
(269) 838-8740
vconner@barrycounty.org

Committees:

  • Airport Authority
  • Carewell Services
  • Conservation District
  • Gun Lake Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Solid Waste Oversight
  • Public Works

Bruce Campbell
District 7
Assyria Twp.
Baltimore Twp.
Maple Grove Twp.
Johnstown Twp.

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Commissioner Bruce Campbell (R)
5131 S Broadway Rd
Hastings MI 49058
(269) 838-7350
bcampbell@barrycounty.org

Committees:

  • Agriculture Promotion Board
  • Community Action Agency
  • Department of Human Services
  • Solid Waste Oversight