Homeland Security

WMSRDC is responsible for the management and administration of the Homeland security Grant Program (HSGP) for the Region counties of Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

The FY 15 and 16 grants are currently being worked on.

Click here for a link to the Region 6 Homeland Security Planning Board website maintained by WMSRDC.


Jerry Becker, Chairperson, EM Director, Clare County

Jack Stewart, Chairperson, EM Coordinator, Kent County and City of Grand Rapids

Scott Schroeder, Secretary, EM Coordinator, Mecosta County


Don Divis, Lake County EM Director

Jim Duram, EM Coordinator, Oceana County

Dave Feldpausch, EMS Director, Montcalm County

Mike Gregg , Regional Coordinator, Region 6 Healthcare Coalition

Sergeant William Hoskins, EM Coordinator, County of Ionia

Margaret McAvoy, Administrator, Isabella County

Sheriff Michael Poulin, Interim Emergency Managager, Muskegon County

Elizabeth Reimink, EM Coordinator, Mason County

Jennifer Sorek, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator, Ottawa County Dept. of Public Health (Key Contact), No Permanent Representative – (Rotating Representatives)

Beth Thomas, PEM, EM Director, Ottawa County

Troy Thomas, Director of Ionia Department of Public Safety, City of Ionia

Abby Watkins, PEM, ES Director, Newaygo County

Mark Watkins, PEM, EM Director, Osceola County