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Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)


Who serves on the Ottawa County LEPC?

The Ottawa County LEPC is composed of community members including local elected officials, law enforcement, emergency management, fire departments, emergency medical services, hospitals, schools, media, community and environmental organizationsand representatives of facilities that handle use or store hazardous materials.  The diverse backgrounds of its members help the LEPC to establish through, effective emergency plans for the community.

Members of the Ottawa County LEPC (November 2011)

Member Name Representing
Blain Bechtold USDA Farm Service Agency
Tom Bosscher Cornerstone University - WCSG
Gerry Dawson Private Citizen
Bill Denemark Holland Community Hospital
Dave Geurink Mead Johnson Company
Adaline Hambley Ottawa County Health Department
Lt. Lee Hoeksema Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
Don Hutchens Sara Lee Foods
Carl Jager Ottawa County Road Commission
Jason Jenkinson Request Foods
Lynette Kemme Spectrum Health Hospital – Zeeland
Dave Krevda Boar’s Head Provisions
Larry Logsdon Private Citizen
Benno Ludwig Sara Lee Foods
Sindee Maxwell Private Citizen
Anne McManus Sara Lee Foods
Randy Mergener Private Citizen
Mike Mitchell Ottawa County Red Cross
Amy Morency OCCDA
Susan Paauwe NTH Consultants
LeeAnn Pisarski Vertellus Health & Specialty Products
Sandra Schoeb Ottawa County Emergency Management
Bonnie Schuitema Private Citizen
Rich Szczepanek Ottawa County Medical Control Board
Beth Thomas Ottawa County Emergency Management
Judy Visscher Holland BPW
Stu Visser Ottawa County Board of Commissioners
Paul Ziegler Magna

Meeting minutes are available upon request by contacting the Local Emergency Planning Coordinator at (616) 738-4051.

When and where does the LEPC meet?

The Ottawa County LEPC holds meetings on the third Wednesday of every odd numbered month at the Ottawa County E mergency Management Office at 10:00 AM and they are open to the public. 

Meeting dates for 2012 are as follows:
Wednesday, January 18, 2012*
Wednesday, March 21, 2012*
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 **
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 **
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 **
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 *

*Held at the Ottawa County Fillmore Street Complex, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI  49460 at 10:00 AM. 
**May be held at various locations throughout the county.