Ladies and gentlemen we are in for an informative time on this episode of In Life Now Radio as we listen and learn from Kent County Commissioner Candace Chivis who is over District 17, and City Commissioner Ruth Kelly who is serving the 2nd Ward in the city of Grand Rapids, MI which is a part of Kent County. Let's find out what it takes to become a commissioner and what you have to do in order to be relevant and help sustain a community!
The first African American woman to serve as a Kent County commissioner, Candace Chivis said, "I felt that my voice wasn't being heard. The voice of an African American female wasn't being heard. And obviously it wasn't, because I'm going to be the first one."
Second Ward City Commissioner, Ruth Kelly said, "I had spent a lot of time getting out in the community, listening to people and making sure I understood the issues," Kelly said. "I believe in problem-solving and I think that good, well-crafted public policy can solve problems and prevent them."