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
Katie Favale

Katie Favale is a Realtor with Keller Williams and has lived in East Grand Rapids since 2010.  Katie serves on the Board of Review, the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation Board and also as President of the EGR High School PTO.  She and her husband, Dino, have three boys in the East Grand Rapids School system. 

Home Address: 2557 Hall St SE                       Phone: (616) 425-9402      Email Katie
Date Elected: November 2017                         Term Ends: December 2021


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 2021
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

Bryan Walters
Bryan Walters is an attorney with Varnum Law in downtown Grand Rapids.

Home Address: 1039 Pinecrest Ave SE                   Phone: (616) 822-4277   Email Bryan
Date Elected: November 2017                                 Term Ends: December 2021

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