The City welcomed Holland native Keith Van Beek in April as the new City Manager. He currently provides leadership and direction for the Holland community of 35,000+ residents through the efforts of over 278 employees and a budget of $82 million.
Prior to joining the City, Keith was the Deputy County Administrator for Ottawa County. He directed Facilities, Equalization, Veterans Affairs, Community Action Agency, and legislative coordination at the federal and state level. In his role as Deputy County Administrator, Keith also coordinated the administrative functions (Finance, Innovation and Technology, Planning and Performance Improvement, Human Resources and Facilities) for the 32 departments, elected offices and courts of Ottawa County.
Throughout his career, Keith has been highly involved in professional associations and served a number of community organizations and agencies.Keith is a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Calvin College and has a Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. Keith lives and is actively engaged in the Holland community with his wife, and his teenage daughter and son.