The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council is an alliance of governmental units whose membership is comprised of locally appointed representatives. The membership encompasses approximately 35 municipalities in the greater Grand Rapids area including the counties of Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa, Ionia, Allegan and Barry.
The members meet regularly working diligently to plan for growth and development; to improve the quality of life in the member communities and to coordinate governmental services.
Member municipalities annually appoint a representative to the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council. Cedar Springs’ representative is City Manager Thad Taylor.