Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals

Board Expectations

The Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for considering variances or relief from the City Zoning Ordinances as it regards building, development and land use. This is a seven-member Board that meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.  Applicants for the Zoning Board of Appeals should be able to physically inspect the area in which a zoning board variance is proposed in the community and apply City standards in a reasoned manner.  Applicants will be able to increase their knowledge with review and use of the zoning ordinance and through trainings conducted by the City attorney.


The Zoning Board of Appeals meets monthly as needed. Members serve for three-year terms.

Please note: Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are now in person.

Recording of July 17, 2023 ZBA Meeting

  • Leslie DeRusha
  • Robert Houtman
  • Robert Spalding
  • John Dulmes
  • Susan West
  • David Fant
  • Joshua Elliott
  • Amanda Le (alternate)
  • vacancy (alternate)

Agendas and Minutes 
Application Deadline and Meeting Schedule (2024)
Appeal of Administrative Ruling Application
Non-Use Variance Procedures
Non-Use Variance Application


Get Involved

Interested in getting involved and serving the community? We welcome residents to participate in a variety of boards and committees and are always accepting applications. Please send completed committee applications to mayor@kentwood.us.