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Stanley Stek Elected to Chair Kent County Board of Commissioners

January 10, 2022

Miller Canfield attorney Stanley J. Stek has been unanimously elected to serve as the Chair of the Kent County Board of Commissioners. He has served as an elected member of the Commission since 2014.

Stek is a commercial litigator in Miller Canfield's office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has served on numerous boards and committees including: Network 180 (CMH); Lakeshore Regional Entity (PIHP), which Stek chairs; Millennium Park Advisory Board; Senior Millage Allocation Board; Kent County Home Repair Services, which he helped establish in 1981; Walker Citizens Advisory Committee; Kent County Dedicated Millage Committee, which Stek chairs; Substance Use Disorder Oversight Policy Board; Workforce Development Board; Crisis Center Task Force, which Stek chairs; and Kent County Community Action Board.

In 2017, Stek received the Michael S. Barnes Award in Recognition of Pro Bono Service from Legal Aid of Western Michigan. He was named the City of Walker's Person of the Year in 2007. Stek has been recognized by "Best Lawyers in America," which named him a Grand Rapids Lawyer of the Year in 2019 and 2022 for Personal Injury Defense, Grand Rapids Municipal Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2014, 2017 and 2018, and Grand Rapids Banking Lawyer of the Year in 2015.