Boards & Committees Roster

Are you interested in serving on one of Plainfield Township's boards, committees or commissions?

The Plainfield Township Board of Trustees is always searching for citizens who are interested in serving on Township boards, committees and commissions. Commitments are typically for three years. Click the links below for a description of Township committees and to download an application to participate in one.

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS
COMMITTEE APPLICATION


Planning Commission

NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Dennis Cardosa
 
12/31/2024
Marie Kessler 
 
12/31/2023
Brian Justema 
 
12/31/2023
Kerwin Keen 
 
12/31/2022
James Koslosky 
  
12/31/2024
Karl Koster 
  
12/31/2022
Jack Hagedorn
Board Representative
 
 
*Term of office is 3 years. The Planning Commission meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Parenthesis denotes term.*

Zoning Board of Appeals
NAME
TITLE
 
Karl Koster
PC Representative 
 
Vacant  
  
 
Vacant
  
 
Mike Tarwater     12/31/2022
Art Spalding
Alternate
12/31/2022
Marie Kessler
Alternate
12/31/2023
Tom Coleman
Board Representative
 
 
*Term of office 3 years. The Board of Appeals meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Parenthesis denotes term*

Board of Review
NAME
TERM EXPIRES
TERM EXPIRES
David W. Deverman
  
12/31/2022
Brian Crum
 
12/31/2022
Doug Carnevale
  
12/31/2022
Tim Dyer
Alternate
12/31/2022
 
*Term of office 2 years. Swear-in within 10 days of appointment. Parenthesis denotes term*

construction Board of Appeals
NAME
TERM EXPIRES
Larry Feist
12/31/2023
Bill Roersma
12/31/2023
Thomas Schichtel
12/31/2022
*Term of office 2 years. Swear-in within 10 days of appointment. Parenthesis denotes term*

brownfield redevelopment authority
NAME
TERM EXPIRES
Robin Ellerthorpe
12/31/2022
Nancy Woods
12/31/2022
Andrew Engelbert
12/31/2023
Walter "Wally" Gorak
12/31/2023
Ed Ryan
12/31/2024
Bob Chapla
12/31/2024
Chris Pelton
12/31/2024

Cemetery Advisory Committee
NAME
TITLE           
TERM EXPIRES
Brenda Carson
Chair
12/31/2024
Mike Hart
 
12/31/2024
Al McAvoy
 
12/31/2023
Fran Roberts
 
12/31/2022
Arthur Spalding
  12/31/2022
Johanna Vander Wall
 
12/31/2023
Bill Brinkman
 Board Representative  

Comstock Park Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Holly del Rosario
 
7/31/2023
 Ed Hood   12/31/2025
David Washburn
 
12/31/2025
Richard Frey
 
12/31/2022
R. John Stephan
 
12/31/2022
Jim Jarecki
 
7/31/2023
Nick Purwin
 
12/31/2022
Janis Vander Kooy
 
12/31/2022
Tom Coleman
Board Representative
 
 
* Term of office 4 years. Officers - (two-year term) Board Meetings occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month 8:00 a.m.*

Historical Preservation ADVISORY COMMITTEE
NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Louann Briggs Larsen
 
12/31/2024
Suzanne Carpenter
 
12/31/2022
Brian DeVries
 
12/31/2022
Deborah Havens
 
12/31/2023
Sue Irvine
 
12/31/2024
Dominic Sorenson
 
12/31/2022
Norm VanSoest
   12/31/2024
Sharon Wells
 
12/31/2024
Frank Pfaff
Board Representative
 
 
* Term of office 3 years. *

Parks and Recreation

NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Dennis Cole
 
12/31/2024
Dale Hecksel
  
12/31/2022
Dave Heyboer
  
12/31/2023
Kyle Jenkins
  
12/31/2022
Jen Keith
 
12/31/2023
Bill Mast
 
12/31/2024
David Meyerholtz    
 
12/31/2022
Stephanie Calverley
 
12/31/2022
Sally Wesorick
  
12/31/2023
Thomas Wiarda
   
12/31/2023
Kathey Batey
Board Representative
 
Karl Koster
Planning Commission Representative
 
 
 
Public Safety
NAME
TITLE
TERM EXPIRES
Robert Anaya
  
12/31/2022
Vacant    
Tom Hendershot
  
12/31/2024
Dan Karnes
  
12/31/2022
Dale Pomeroy
  
12/31/2023
Aaron Sweeney
 
12/31/2023
Tom Coleman
Board Representative
 
Bill Brinkman 
Board Representative
 
Frank Pfaff
Board Representative
 

STANDING COMMITTEEs (Township Board Members only)
The Superintendent serves as an ex-officio member of all committees

Election Commission: Morrow, Brinkman, 
Postmus
Infrastructure: Morrow, Pfaff, Postmus
Governance: Batey, Coleman,  Morrow