Commissioners

Ward 1
Chad Zagel


Chad Zagel is a financial advisor with the Gaslight Village office of Edward Jones. Prior to being elected to the City Commission, he served on the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation Board. He serves on the Finance and Personnel committees as well as the Board of Review and as a liaison to the Gaslight Village Business Association.

Home Address: 2916 Pioneer Club Rd SE      Phone: (616) 915-0827       Email Chad
Date Elected: November 2015                         Term Ends: December 2019
Diana Schad
Diana Schad and her family have lived in East Grand Rapids for 10 years. A community volunteer, she is a former member and past president of the Wealthy Elementary PTO and currently serves on the Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities Board. Diane formerly was an attorney in Washington D.C. and served as a judicial law clerk for the United States District Court -- Western District of Michigan.

Home Address: 448 Cambridge Blvd SE          Phone: (616) 233-9169      Email Diana
Date Appointed: February 2017                        Term Ends: December 2017

Ward 2


Claudine Duncan
Claudine Duncan serves on the Library Commission and the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation Board. She also acts as liaison to the Gaslight Village Business Association, the Community Action Council and the Superintendent's Advisory Council. She and her husband have four children, all currently in the East Grand Rapids School system.

Home Address: 1621 Amberley Ct SE                  Phone: (616) 243-4460   Email Claudine
Date Elected: November 2013                              Term Ends: December 2017
Karey Hamrick
Karey Hamrick and her husband Brian are real estate investors and have lived in East Grand Rapids since 2005. They have two young children in the EGR school district. Karey serves on the Joint Facilities and Infrastructure Committees as well as the Superintendent’s Advisory Council and the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation Board.

Home Address: 3004 Oakwood Dr SE                    Phone: (616) 965-1755   Email Karey
Date Elected: November 2015                                Term Ends: December 2019

Ward 3
Jeff Dills

Jeff Dills and his wife Carol have been residents of East Grand Rapids since 1990. They have four children, all in the EGR school system. Prior to this position on the City Commission, Jeff has served ten years on the Planning Commission, the last two as Chairman. Jeff, a Civil Engineer with a PE license, works in the industrial construction field.

Home Address: 2034 Hall Street SE                        Phone: (616) 248-0199   Email Jeff
Date Elected: November 2009                                 Term Ends: December 2017

Brian Miller Brian Miller and his wife Megan have lived in East Grand Rapids since 2005. Prior to being elected, Brian served on the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation Board for six years, including the last two years as President. Brian is the V.P. of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Davenport University. His free time is spent with his wife and two young children.

Home Address: 1033 Floral Ave SE                         Phone: (616) 821-2618   Email Brian
Date Elected: November 2011                                 Term Ends: December 2019