Richard VanderKlok  
Township Board
Title: Clerk
Phone: 616-457-2340
Township Clerk Richard VanderKlok


Rich and his wife, Connie, have been residents of Georgetown Township since 1980. They have 2 married adult sons who graduated from Jenison High School and 2 grandchildren.

In his 2nd 4-year term on the Township Board, having been reelected in 2008, Rich was appointed as Township Clerk after a resignation to serve the remainder of the term. He is a member of the Township Utilities Committee and the Township Board representative for the Planning Commission and the Disaster Assessment Team. He previously served on the Jenison Board of Education for 12 years; 6 as the board president.

Rich is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. He served as the lead pastor at Rosewood Reformed Church for 25 years. In 2004 he was trained as a Specialized Interim Minister through the Interim Ministry Network of Baltimore, Maryland. Rich has also been trained as a leadership coach. By using his skills, he has helped church leaders take responsibility for their lives and act to maximize their own potential. Rich also served as a mentor in the Kids Hope USA mentoring program. 

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