Meet the Board of County Road Commissioners of the County of Kalamazoo 

The Road Commission is governed by a board of five Road Commissioners who represent the public at large, and are appointed by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners. Our Road Commissioners annually review township representation to be a liaison and additional communication link as noted below.

The Board's regular meetings, to which the public is invited, are held at 3:00 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays at the Road Commission office, 3801 East Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, Michigan. A meeting schedule can also be found on the "Meetings" section of this website. From time to time, additional special board meetings are held and joint meetings are scheduled with townships throughout the county annually.

Michigan County Road Commissioners Handbook

Road Commissioners Code of Conduct

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Please call (269) 381-3171 or email us at info@kalamazoocountyroads.com for any additional information.

Thom Brennan

Thom Brennan

Mr. Brennan, Chair, is a Texas Township resident who was appointed to the road commission in March of 2019.  He served as a Member of the Board in 2019 and 2020.  He retired from automotive manufacturing after 32 years as an executive manager for General Motors and American Axle and Manufacturing.  He then worked for Parker Hannifin Corporation for an additional 10 years ultimately responsible for World Wide Supplier Quality and Development.  During his working career Thom served on the Kalamazoo – St. Joseph County Workforce Development Board for 16 years with several appointments as chair and vice chair of the Executive Committee.  He currently volunteers as the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club - Community Liaison, Bike Friendly Kalamazoo, and various other bicycling advocacy organizations.  Thom has been a Kalamazoo County resident for 34 of the past 38 years.  His term expires 12/31/2024.  Township liaison for Alamo, Oshtemo, and Richland townships.  Email: tbrennan@kalamazoocountyroads.com

Thom Brennan
Chair
652 Wynding Oaks
Kalamazoo, MI  49006-6411
(269) 365-8139

David C. Pawloski

David C. Pawloski

Mr. Pawloski, Vice Chair, is a resident of the City of Kalamazoo who was appointed to the Road Commission in March 2017. He served as Vice Chair of the Board in 2019 and 2020 and served as a Member of the Board in 2017 and 2018. David is the current Community Services Liaison for the United Way of the Battle Creek & Kalamazoo Region. He also currently serves on the Local Officers Compensation Committee for the City of Kalamazoo which sets the annual compensation for the Mayor, Vice Mayor and Commissioners. Mr. Pawloski also serves on various organization and non-profit boards. He has been a resident of Kalamazoo County since 1994. David and his wife Molly are the proud parents of their son, Joseph, who attends Kalamazoo Public Schools. His term expires 12/31/2022.  Township liaison for Prairie Ronde, Schoolcraft, and Texas townships.  Email: dpawloski@kalamazoocountyroads.com

David C. Pawloski
Vice Chair
405 Hutchinson Street
Kalamazoo, MI  49001
(269) 744-6774

Larry Stehouwer

Larry Stehouwer

Mr. Stehouwer, Member, is a Cooper Township resident who was appointed to the Road Commission in March 2017.  He previously worked as a professional civil engineer on public infrastructure and development projects, primarily for townships in Kalamazoo, Allegan, and Ottawa counties.  He retired in 2010 from the consulting engineering firm of Prein & Newhof.  He volunteers at several nonprofits including the Friends of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, Kalamazoo Christian School Foundation and Association, Kalamazoo Deacons Conference, and has served on township appointed boards including Cooper Township’s Planning Commission and Board of Review.  He also serves as a volunteer citizen member for the Southwest Michigan Building Authority which services both Cooper and Oshtemo Townships.  He was previously active in his church board, Sea to Sea bike tours, and Appalachia Reach Out.  He serves on the Kalamazoo County Parks and Recreation Commission.  He enjoys helping others, spending time with family, the outdoors, road trips, walking, and bicycling.  His term expires 12/31/2022.  Township liaison for Comstock, Pavilion, and Ross townships.  Email: lstehouwer@kalamazoocountyroads.com

Larry Stehouwer, PE
Member
2615 West F Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI  49009
(269) 760-4711

Michael Boersma

Michael Boersma

Mr. Boersma, Member, is a Oshtemo Township resident who was appointed to the Road Commission in March, 2019.  He is an attorney with the Law Office of Michael E. Boersma, PC.  He has been a transportation advocate at the state and local levels for over 15 years.  He serves on the board of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club, a local charitable non-profit.  He has lived in Kalamazoo County for over 30 years.  His term expires December 31, 2024.   Township liaison for Cooper, Kalamazoo, and Wakeshma townships. Email: mboersma@kalamazoocountyroads.com

Michael Boersma
Member
9803 Sunnywood Dr
Kalamazoo, MI  49009
(269) 720-1409

Michael Boersma

Keshia Dickason

Ms. Dickason, Member, is a Texas Township resident who was appointed to the Road Commission in February of 2021. She is currently the Executive Director for Girls on the Run of Southwest Michigan.  Previously she worked for the State of Michigan as the District Manager for the Michigan Senate.  She has also diligently served as Planning Commissioner for Oshtemo Township.  As a member of the Texas Township Flood Taskforce, Ms. Dickason also serves on several boards and works with many non-profit organizations.  She serves as the Chair of Woman’s Health & Wellness Initiative, Fundraising, and Pink Goes Red for Health committees in the Kalamazoo Area.  In addition, she also serves as board member for the Western Michigan University Theater Guild and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo Diversity committees.  Ms. Dickason is also the founder of the Big Red Heart Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization, that sponsors an annual 5K Run to provide scholarships for high school students who desire to further their education in medicine.  She has been a proud member of Kalamazoo County for over 28 years.  Her term expires on 12/31/2026.  Township liaison for Brady, Climax, and Charleston townships. Email: kdickason@kalamazoocountyroads.com

Keshia Dickason
Member
8192 Sierra Madre Trail
Kalamazoo, MI  49009
(269) 929-6168