Parks Foundation - June Newsletter

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Ottawa County Parks Foundation - June Newsletter

Enjoy the sunshine and hike at a new park!

Ottawa County Parks Welcomes New Director

After wading through a pool of 82 candidates, Ottawa County Administrator Al Vanderberg announced today that Jason Shamblin has been selected to serve as the next Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Director.

“Jason’s extensive background in parks management coupled with his enthusiasm and passion for parks service provision made him the best candidate to take the helm,” said Al Vanderberg.

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Jason Shamblin

Stearn Creek

Join us at Stearns Creek

Join us for a sneak peek and dedication of Ottawa County's newest park property!

June 27 from 4 to 6 PM. Ceremony from 4 to 4:30 PM. 

13594 136th Ave, Grand Haven, 49417

Corner of Johnson Street and 136th Avenue

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Breakfast at the Park

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On June 6, the Ottawa County Parks Foundation hosted a fundraising event at Grand Ravines. We were lucky to have gorgeous weather on our side.  Thanks to the generosity of the attendees, table hosts, and sponsors, we raised over $40,000! 

Thank you again to our sponsors!

Crane Family in Memory of Marilyn Crane

Leadership Sponsors:

Baird Private Wealth Management and Dickinson Wright, PLLC

Community Sponsor: 

Scholten Fant 

Friend Sponsor & Adopt-a-Park Company: 

Chow Hound Pet Supplies

Friend Sponsors: 
GEI Consultants, Kennari Consulting, Macatawa Bank, Prein and Newhof, Tim and Jane Stoepker, and David & Barb VanGinhoven 

Thank you to our supporters!

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