Bylnda Sól, a 31-year resident of Holland (living in the ward 28 of those years) originally from Joliet, Illinois. Brings a well-rounded perspective with her motherhood and Hispanic heritage, and her time in the armed services to her constituents. She has been actively civically engaged in our community and is known for her passion to volunteer. She believes that more hands make less work.
Bylnda has three adult children and a granddaughter. She was honored to have been a foreign exchange mom, to students from Belgium, Germany, and Moldova. Bylnda is an animal lover that has both cats and dogs.
Her volunteerism began in her children’s classrooms and recreational activities that they participated in (Holland Public Schools, Pineridge Christian, Vanderbilt Charter Academy, Black River Public, West Ottawa and Holland Recreation). She volunteered for other organizations such as Project Charlie, both Boys / Girls Scouts of America, and Girls on the Run. Bylnda continues to advocate and empower our community (including and not limited to, LGBTQ, senior citizens, women, youth, veterans those that struggle with food security, permanent housing) within West Michigan.
Bylnda is bi-lingual and has an undergraduate in Liberal Studies from GVSU, where she is currently employed for Veterans Upward Bound. She graduated from GRCC Police Academy and has a Criminal Justice degree. Since moving to Holland, Bylnda has embraced its Dutch and Tulip Time traditions. She enjoys walking in the four seasons, the beaches of Lake Michigan, and appreciates the fact Holland’s sister city, is Queretaro, Mexico, her parent’s native country.