Board of Trustees

A five member board elected by the township electorate every 4 years. Each of the elected officers have duties and responsibilities specifically defined by Michigan law. The Board is charged with overseeing the proper operation of Township government and stewardship of the public resources. Meeting minutes are available for your here to go to the meeting minutes page.

William VandenBerg

Hello Blendon Township citizens, my wife, Mary and I have lived in the Township for over 20 years, so I am a - new comer. We brought up our four children on our farm land on Port Sheldon. For 35 years I designed and built homes all over West Michigan. We are members of River of God Church.

Living in Cascade and Ada, I attended Ada Christian Elementary School and went to Grand Rapids High School. I graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with a degree in Applied Arts and Science.

In the past I worked for Blendon Township first as Zoning Administrator. Desiring to run for Trustee, I resigned and became Trustee. When the Blendon Township Board was recalled, I remained. As a Trustee, I served as the Planning Commission liaison.

Robin Overway

Robin has been our Deputy Clerk since 2007. The Township Board members voted unanimously to appoint her as Clerk when Phil DeLange gave notice of his retirement.

I was raised in Zeeland and graduated from Zeeland High School. I attended Davenport University. I have been the Deputy Clerk for BlendonTownship since 2000. I was appointed asclerk when Phil De Lange retired in July of 2015.

My husband Rob and I have two children Chelseawho is 21 and Colton who is 17. Rob andI are members at Borculo Christian Reformed Church. I look forward to serving the community as Clerk of Blendon Township.

Donald VanderKuyl

I was raised in Bauer and graduated from Hudsonville High School. From there I went on to Grand Valley State University and graduated with a degree in Political Science and a Minor in Economics. I also served four years in the United States Air Force with a tour of duty in the Middle East and I received an Honorable Discharge in 1971. My wife Sue and I have three grown sons Jeff, Ben and Jon. Sue and I are members at Georgetown Christian Reformed Church. We enjoy camping together. 

Before I was elected Township Treasurer in 2007, I served on the Planning Commission for 10 years and the Board of Review for 6 years. 

Phil De Lange

Jim Vander Veen