Cyndi Trobeck was appointed to the City of Otsego Commission on July 6, 2010. Cyndi is an alumnus of Otsego High and has her BBA from Western Michigan University and MBA from Davenport University. Currently, she works as the head of State Programs for AmeriFirst Home Mortgage and is involved in the community of Otsego through Rotary as well as the DDA and Main Street committees. She is married to Gary and they have three grown sons.
Tom Gilmer has served on the Otsego City Commission since 2003. Prior to that, he served on the City of Otsego Planning Commission for 16 years and the Board of Review for 18 years. He is also a member of the Allegan County Fair Board. Tom taught for 32 years in the Otsego Public Schools and now works as the Energy Manager for the school system. He has been a resident since 1981. He married Diana, who is also a retired Otsego teacher, in 1982.
Nick Breedveld was born in Kalamazoo MI. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School and soon joined the Marines and was stationed in CA. He worked in retail as a manager while taking classes at RCC in Riverside CA. He also worked for mortgage companies. Nick with his family moved to Otsego in 1988 and was the owner/operator of Breedveld Shoes previously a family business. Also Nick’s Ice Cream Store. In 1995 the business was closed and he worked for Perrigo in Allegan. In 2003 Nick acquired his real-estate license and works with Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Company where he is to this day. Nick has been very active in Otsego with the Otsego School Foundation, Downtown Development Agency, Otsego and the Plainwell Chamber of Commerce, Brownfield Development Agency of Allegan County and previously served as Otsego City Commission from November 1995 to November 2009.
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.
Jim Misner: I was born and raised in Otsego where I graduated from High School. After graduation I served my country in the United States Army and then returned to live in Otsego. I then moved to Allegan as a requirement of General Motors and worked, owned and operated a Buick and GMC dealership for 21 years. During this time I served on several volunteer committees for City development and improvement.
I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in teaching and a special education endorsement and then continued my education at Grand Valley State University where I completed a Master of Education program. I then moved back to Otsego and married Kathy and through her involvement and dedication with the City I became involved in many volunteer opportunities including my involvement with the Otsego Veterans Memorial.
The City of Otsego has provided a safe and friendly place for us to live. Kathy’s dedication to this City makes it easy for me to want to continue giving back to our community.