The Road Commission is governed by a board of five Road Commissioners who represent the public at large, and are appointed by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners. Our Road Commissioners annually review township representation to be a liaison and additional communication link as noted below.
The Board's regular meetings, to which the public is invited, are held at 3:00 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays at the Road Commission office, 3801 East Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, Michigan. A meeting schedule can also be found on the "Meetings" section of this website. From time to time, additional special board meetings are held and joint meetings are scheduled with townships throughout the county annually.
Michigan County Road Commissioners Handbook
Road Commissioner Job Description
Road Commissioners Code of Conduct
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Mr. Brennan, Chair, was appointed to the road commission in March of 2019. He served as a Member of the Board in 2019 and 2020. He retired from automotive manufacturing after 32 years as an executive manager for General Motors and American Axle and Manufacturing. He then worked for Parker Hannifin Corporation for an additional 10 years ultimately responsible for World Wide Supplier Quality and Development. During his working career Thom served on the Kalamazoo – St. Joseph County Workforce Development Board for 16 years with several appointments as chair and vice chair of the Executive Committee. He currently volunteers as the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club - Community Liaison, Bike Friendly Kalamazoo, and various other bicycling advocacy organizations. Thom has been a Kalamazoo County resident for 34 of the past 38 years. His term expires 12/31/2024. Township liaison for Alamo, Oshtemo, and Richland townships. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
652 Wynding Oaks
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-6411
Mr. Pawloski, Vice Chair, was appointed to the Road Commission in March of 2017. He served as Vice Chair of the Board since 2019 and served as a Member of the Board in 2017 and 2018. He is the current Community Services Liaison for the United Way of South Central Michigan. He also serves on the Michigan Workforce Development Board Southwest, the Kalamazoo County Local Emergency Planning Committee as well as various other organizations and non-profits. He served 14 years on the Local Officers Compensation Committee for the City of Kalamazoo. He has been a resident of Kalamazoo County since 1994. David and his wife Molly are the proud parents of their son, Joseph, who is a Promise Graduate of Kalamazoo Public Schools. His term expires 12/31/2028. Township liaison for Prairie Ronde, Schoolcraft, and Texas townships. Email: email@example.com
David C. Pawloski
405 Hutchinson Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Mr. Stehouwer, Member, was appointed to the Road Commission in March of 2017 and reappointed in December 2022. Prior to retirement he worked as a professional civil engineer on public infrastructure and development projects, primarily for townships in Kalamazoo, Allegan, and Ottawa counties with the consulting engineering firm Prein & Newhof. He volunteers at several nonprofits including the Friends of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, the Kalamazoo Christian School Foundation and Association, and the Kalamazoo Deacons Conference. He previously served on the Cooper Township Planning Commission, and presently serves on its Board of Review. He was previously active in his church board, Sea to Sea bike tours, and Appalachia Reach Out. He serves on the Kalamazoo County Parks and Recreation Commission. He enjoys helping others, spending time with family, the outdoors, road trips, walking, and bicycling. His term expires 12/31/2028. Township liaison for Comstock, Pavilion, and Ross townships. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2615 West F Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Mr. Boersma, Member, was appointed to the Road Commission in March of 2019. He is an attorney with the Law Office of Michael E. Boersma, PC. He has been a transportation advocate at the state and local levels for over 15 years. He serves on the board of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club, a local charitable non-profit. He has lived in Kalamazoo County for over 30 years. His term expires December 31, 2024. Township liaison for Cooper, Kalamazoo, and Wakeshma townships. Email: email@example.com
9803 Sunnywood Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Ms. Dickason, Member, was appointed to the Road Commission in February of 2021. She serves on the Planned Parenthood’s Event Committee. Previously she worked as the Executive Liaison for Community Engagement at Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency, Executive Director for Girls on the Run of Southwest Michigan and worked for the State of Michigan as the District Manager for the Michigan Senate. She has also diligently served as Planning Commissioner for Oshtemo Township. As a member of the Texas Township Flood Taskforce, Ms. Dickason also serves on several boards and works with many non-profit organizations. She serves as the Chair of Woman’s Health & Wellness Initiative, Fundraising, and Pink Goes Red for Health committees in the Kalamazoo Area. In addition, she also serves on the Bike Friendly Kalamazoo Diversity committees. Ms. Dickason is also the founder of the Big Red Heart Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization, that sponsors an annual 5K Run to provide scholarships for high school students who desire to further their education in medicine. She has been a proud member of Kalamazoo County for over 28 years.Her term expires on 12/31/2026. Township liaison for Brady, Climax, and Charleston townships. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7352 Roslindale Trail
Kalamazoo, MI 49009