MEET THE 2020-2021 CAMPAIGN CHAIR: Keith van beek
Greater Ottawa County United Way is pleased to announce that Keith Van Beek, City Manager of the City of Holland, will chair the 2020-2021 United Way Community Campaign. Van Beek will lead a team of dedicated community members who will encourage giving to the annual campaign by all who live and/or work in Ottawa County.
Van Beek brings a history of dedicated service to Ottawa County. A longstanding advocate of United Way’s efforts, he has served on its Board of Directors since 2013 in roles including Treasurer and Chair.
Professionally, Van Beek has held leadership roles in county and municipal government since 1997. He was the Ottawa County Deputy County Administrator from 2009-18, when he was named City Manager of the City of Holland. He has served as state president of the Michigan Municipal Executives and is a credentialed manager of the International City/County Management Association.
As a government leader and long-time resident, Van Beek brings a wealth of knowledge of local community needs, is an advocate of building strong partnerships, and has a vision of growth and prosperity for a better life for all residents in Ottawa County.
Van Beek is a graduate of Calvin College and received his Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. He shares his knowledge with the next generation of community leaders as adjunct faculty, formerly at Calvin College and currently at Cornerstone University.