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    City Commissioner Kurt Reppart has lived in the First Ward since 2001. He serves as the Executive Director of The Other Way Ministries, a neighborhood community development organization which has been seeking to empower families for 50 years. Reppart also serves as a greater elder at Servants Community Church, a local Westside congregation (RCA).

    Some of the things he is proud to have been involved with are:
    • Westside Collaborative - 40 church and non-profit members seeking to empower resident voices and make the Westside marked by equity, inclusion and hope.
    • Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) – 7 neighborhood based partners seeking to provide high quality pre-school to the most vulnerable children
    • West Fulton Business Association Board Member
    • GVSU Kirkoff College of Nursing Advisory Board
    • Neighborhood Match Fund Advisory Committee with the City of Grand Rapids
    • Co-Project Manager of the U to the Zoo Area Specific Plan
    • John Ball Zoo CEO Advisory Council
    Kurt and his wife, Matteah, have been married for more than 15 years. They make their home near the John Ball Zoo with their two children Raiya and Koen.