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.
I am a 5th generation native to Otsego, so some may know me best as Lauri Seibert (Nancy and Jerry’s daughter). I am a 1988 graduate of OHS and studied music literature and performance at Central Michigan University moved back to the Otsego area after college in 1991.
I have been married since 1995 to my husband Joel, an Otsego 1979 graduate as well. We have 2 kids of whom we are very proud of, our son Hunter, a 2014 OHS graduate, who now works for Comstock Township and is a Firefighter/ Lieutenant for Gobles Pine Grove Fire Dept. (whom is married to a great gal our daughter -in- Law Alayna and with our amazing granddaughter Sawyer Kay) and our daughter Grace, a 2019 OHS graduate, who works for LIFE EMS as an EMT and is also Firefighter on Bloomingdale Fire Dept.
I was lucky enough to have found my dream job and have been employed in customer service and marketing at Lyster Exteriors in Kalamazoo for several years.
I have been active in my community for years during school and later in life 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. I am currently in my 4th year as a City Commissioner and to say it has been a learning experience would be mild!! Now that I feel confident and more comfortable in my duties as one of your commissioners, I plan on trying to accomplish many things in the future, such as a dog park being top of my list. There are so many different aspects to this wonderful community and people that live here. I wouldn’t want to live and raise my family anywhere else.
My name is Wayne Rayburn. I was born in the Chicago area and moved to Otsego when my dad was transferred to Parker in 1968. I attended St. Margaret’s school and graduated from Otsego High School in 1976. I’ve been married 42yrs to my wife Kim(formerly DuBois), have two married daughters and 7 grandchildren.
Following graduation I started working at Parker Brass in 1977, where for many years I served as a Group Team Leader. After 41yrs, I retired in 2019.
I’ve been involved as a volunteer with several Otsego Main Street events, Hometown Christmas’ and Gus Macker Basketball Tournaments.
I was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2022. I’m looking forward to learning the ongoing process of city government. I feel that fiscal responsibility and community advocacy are important traits that I bring to the Commission Board. I will do my best to to accomplish this, and represent the community.
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.”