Stacey Withee is a graduate of Otsego High School and Western Michigan University. She purchased her first house in Otsego in 2003 and can be seen walking her three dogs Summer, Murphy and Dixie around Otsego. An Assistant Controller with M&K Truck Centers, she is comfortable with financial statements and is dedicated to the fiscal health of Otsego. Stacey is also a member of the Downtown Development Agency Board, Main Street Economic Vitality Committee Chair and a member of the Gus Macker Committee.
Lauri is a 5th generation native to Otsego, so some may know her best as Lauri Seibert (Nancy and Jerry’s daughter). She is a 1988 graduate of OHS, studied music literature and performance at Central Michigan University. Lauri has been employed in customer service and marketing at Lyster Exteriors in Kalamazoo for several years. She has been married for 20+ years to her husband Joel and has 2 kids Hunter (daughter -in- Law Alayna and granddaughter Sawyer) and Grace, who attends OHS. She has been active in my community for years as Otsego Fire Department Auxiliary President, Alamo Little League board of directors, Otsego Rocket Football Cheerleading coach, Otsego Creative Arts Festival volunteer and committee helper.
Brent Milhiem was born and raised in Otsego and is committed to its continued growth and success. As a Construction Project Manager for St. Louis-based CRB, he uses his knowledge on the commission to ensure the City develops and maintains a strong infrastructure using sound best practices. A soccer coach for multiple teams throughout the City, Brent is also an advocate for family friendly parks and recreation (including the forthcoming Riverwalk), as well as the lifeblood of our community, the downtown district. Brent also serves on the Planning Commission and believes in balanced budgets, essential city services, and satisfied residents. He, his wife, and their four kids especially love the small-town feel that Otsego has, something he hopes all our residents will continue to enjoy for years to come.
Chuck Moore Jr.
My name is Charles D Moore Jr (please call me Chuck) My parents are Charlie and Judy Moore,my Dad’s parents are Bill and Flora Moore owned the Blomin’ Shop. My Mom’s parents were Nick and Rachel Cary a Consumers Power worker and a rural postal carrier. My sister Jamie Merriam and I are third generation, my kids make four generations my grandkids will make five generations. I love this city and I want to give something back to it.
I graduated from Otsego high School in 1990. I married my high school sweetheart Jenny Wykstra in 1992. We have three amazing kids. I worked hard to raise my family here in Otsego. I believe my leadership in customer service will be an asset here on the Commission. Almost 30 years after high school I went back to school. I graduated from KVCC with a business associate’s degree in 2019. I finished my bachelor’s degree from WMU in 2021. I work at Edward Jones with Ginger Titus and Matt Goodwin here in Otsego, right next to HQ Flooring. I also bartend at Four Rose’s on Wednesdays and Fridays. I stay very busy.
I have an interest in helping the city and the voters. I want to serve and give back to our community.
Broadly speaking I am planning to learn what my role is as a City Commissioner. To fulfill it to the best of my abilities. I do not have any preconceived plan or notion of what I should do to affect what’s going on with the city at this time.
The most pressing issue I believe the city is facing right now is the yearly budget. The shortfalls, making sure the community understands how we got where we are and what we are going to do overcome those challenges.
As I learn what to do as a City Commissioner I may consider running in November. I cannot make any promises right now.
Jason Smith is a graduate of Plainwell High School and Indiana Wesleyan University. He moved to Otsego in 2010 to raise a family with his wife, Tara. Now they have three daughters and are in love with the Otsego community. Jason has been involved with Otsego Main St. and Hometown Christmas, has served on the zoning commission, and is currently serving as the Otsego Rotary Club president. As a student ministries pastor, Jason has a heart for the future of the community and the legacy we leave behind for years to come. “This is home, and I want to serve in a way that what we leave behind speaks of our character and forethought as a community.”