Master of Public Administration advisory committee Grand Valley State University. Secretary, board directors Coalition to Improve Public Safety. Advisory board for ethics and values seminars Grand Rapids Area Council for the Humanities.
Coordinating committee Kent County Emergency Needs Taskforce. Chairman City County Joint Building Authority. Board directors, executive committee, advisory board Economic Club of Grand Rapids.
Member International City Management Association (committee on regionalism, public policy committee, 1991 conference planning committee), Michigan City Management Association (president board directors, chairman diversity in the workforce committee, training committee), West Michigan City Management Association (past president, treasurer), National League of Cities, National Civic League, Michigan Municipal League (legislation and urban affairs committee), Citizens League of Greater Grand Rapids, World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, Rotary.