Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC)


The Neighborhood Improvement Committee is an advisory committee to the Holland City Council working for the improvement of Holland’s neighborhoods and housing supply. This Committee focuses on City‐wide and targeted neighborhood programs and policies utilizing the Blueprint for Flourishing Neighborhoods, the City’s Master Plan, and other Council‐approved policies as guiding documents. 

This committee provides oversight and guidance to the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program along with the City’s support for the various neighborhood-based organizations working in the City, and also oversees the Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program.

Regular Meetings

  • 4 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • John Crawford, Co-chair
  • Ruth Stegeman, Co-chair
  • Steve DeYoung
  • Viola Jackson-Cleveland
  • Josh Hauch
  • Jay Van Groningen
  • Justin Lambers
  • Fred Van Antwerp
  • Lyn Raymond, Council Representative
  • Jay Peters, Council Representative
  • Sgt. Weatherwax, City Staff
  • Mark Kornelis, City Staff