Get to Know Elizabeth

Get to Know Elizabeth

Elizabeth Helminski, a proud Michigander, brings to the Grand Rapids Township Board the best of both worlds. She was born and raised in West Michigan and was fortunate to have opportunities to live in many other parts of the country as an adult. Nothing has made her more appreciative of her Michigan roots and Midwestern upbringing.

It’s built in genuine kindness and care, loyalty and a strong work ethic, a desire to serve, a respect for nature and flair for finding the best in every circumstance (snowstorms, we’re looking at you!). Elizabeth takes with her these traits into every situation and quickly becomes the person people look to to get things done effectively and responsibly.

Through challenging academic studies at Michigan Technological University and Duke University, Elizabeth practiced prioritizing and perseverance. As a School Board Member in service to her alma mater, Muskegon Catholic Central, she has practiced objectivity and pragmatism. As a founder and member of numerous diversity organizations, she demonstrated ally-ship and equality. Today, through running for board trustee, she embodies the role of a leader and stewardship for her community.

Her vast experience is critical to issues Elizabeth will work with the council to address. Issues that can bring value to each and every home in the township:

1. Building a sense of community and belonging in Grand Rapids Township

2. Investing in parks and recreation

3. Increasing transparency and accountability in our local government

Join us in helping to elect Elizabeth Helminski as Grand Rapids Charter Township Board Trustee.