Road Commissioners

Tom-Elhart

Tom Elhart – Chairman

Tom was first appointed to the Road Commission in January 2011 with a current term expiring December 31, 2022. He was born and raised in Ottawa County and currently resides in the City of Grand Haven. A Hope College graduate, Tom is an Associate Broker with Signature Real Estate and has served on several boards for non-profit organizations. He also is a Rotary past-president and Paul Harris Fellow.

Contact Tom
  (616) 836-1866
Jim-Miedema

Jim Miedema – Vice Chairman

Jim was appointed to the Road Commission in January of 2013 with a term expiring December 31, 2018. He is a retired body shop owner and currently resides in the Jamestown Township area. Jim has 20 years of township service as a former Jamestown Township Supervisor and Trustee.

Contact Jim
  (616) 291-2724
Tom-Bird

Tom Bird – Member

Tom was first appointed to the Road Commission in January 2011 with a current term expiring December 31, 2020. He resides in the Park Township area. Tom is a retired telecommunications engineer having worked for 45 years in engineering management and as a consulting engineer.

Contact Tom
  (616) 738-5091
Betty Gajewski

Betty Gajewski – Member

Betty was appointed to the Road Commission in December 2014 with a term expiring December 2020. She has owned a business and worked as an environmental professional for a nonprofit organization, public university, international manufacturer, engineering firm, and development commission. Betty served as a member of several Ottawa County commissions as well as the Tallmadge Township Planning Commission.

Contact Betty
  (616) 677-1643
Tim-Grifhorst

Timothy Grifhorst – Member

Tim was first appointed to the Road Commission in January 2011 with a current term expiring December 31, 2018. He resides in the Tallmadge Township area and is self-employed. Tim was a trustee for the Grandville School Board and is currently on the Kent County ISD Board.

Contact Timothy
  (616) 485-5921

Ottawa County Road Commission • 14110 Lakeshore Drive • PO Box 739 • Grand Haven, MI 49417 • P: (616) 842-5400 • F: (616) 850-7237