Board of Directors

SMCAA is very fortunate to have dedicated individuals from all walks of life serving on our Board of Directors. They include elected officials, business and professional representatives, and consumer representatives. Together, they are a cross-section of the communities we serve and we are grateful for the time and talent they dedicate to improving their communities and the lives of people across Southwest Michigan.

SMCAA is a better, more efficient, and more effective agency because of their service.

The SMCAA Board of Directors is a tripartite board consisting of equal parts of local private sector, public sector, and low-income community representatives. SMCAA operates with a nine member board:

  •  3 public sector members, one from each of our service counties

  •  3 private sector members, one from each of our service counties

  •  3 people who represent low-income community consumers

Public Members

Julie Wuerfel, Berrien County

Robert Benjamin, Cass County

Gail Patterson-Gladney (Secretary), Van Buren County

Private Members

Gerrod Moore, Berrien County

Minnie Warren (Chair), Cass County

Kathy Lyons (Treasurer), Van Buren County

Consumer Members

​Corey Christopher (Vice-Chair), Berrien County

Michael Franks, Cass County

Meagan Underwood (At-Large), Van Buren County

Gerrod Moore
Gerrod Moore

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Kathy Lyons
Kathy Lyons

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Minnie Warren
Minnie Warren

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Gerrod Moore
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Board Meeting Calendar for FY2021-22

Review the calendar below for dates, locations, and times for board meetings. (The SMCAA Calendar year runs October-September.) Contact us if you have any questions. The board meets monthly, rotating locations throughout our tri-county service area. 

As of August 2021, SMCAA's Board of Directors' meetings will be held in-person at the locations listed below. The public is welcome to attend all SMCAA Board of Directors' meetings.

If an event has a physical location, the public may attend the meeting in-person. If a meeting is held virtually, it will be held through Microsoft Teams. The public may obtain the virtual meeting's access code on the SMCAA Facebook Page > Events > Current Month Meeting

Date
Time
Location
Address
10/19/2022
6:00pm
SMCAA Warehouse
331 Miller St., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
12/16/2022
11:00am
Boulevard Hotel
521 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI 49085
01/18/2023
6:00pm
SMC Foundation Room
58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047
02/15/2023
6:00pm
Van Buren Conference Center
490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064
03/15/2023
6:00pm
Berrien Conference Center
2149 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
04/19/2023
6:00pm
SMC Foundation Room
58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047
05/17/2023
6:00pm
Webster Memorial Library
200 N. Phelps St., Decatur, MI 49045
06/21/2023
6:00pm
Berrien Conference Center
2149 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
08/16/2023
6:00pm
SMC Foundation Room
58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047
09/20/2023
6:00pm
Van Buren Conference Center
490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064

Board Meeting Minutes

Per the Community Service Policy Manual - Item 210 for Tripartite Board Meetings, SMCAA shall make available to the public the monthly Board of Director's meeting minutes. 

FY22-23

October 2022

December 2022

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

April 2023

May 2023

June 2023

August 2023

September 2023