Action Team Co-Chairs

BCVision Action Teams were developed to address the priority areas of BCVision that significantly impact the community. Through collaboration and commitment, many talented individuals bring their personal and professional expertise to the overall planning process.

College and Career Readiness

Maria Borden, Co-Executive Director, BC Pulse

Kathleen Moore, Special Projects Manager, Calhoun ISD

Culture of Vitality

Ted Dearing, Assistant City Manager for Community and Economic Development, City of Battle Creek

David Kemp, Young Professional

Kindergarten Readiness

Susan Clark, Director of Early Childhood Services, Great Start Collaborative of Calhoun County

Kathy Szenda Wilson, Co-Executive Director, BC Pulse

Large Business

Bridgette Jones, Vice President of Operations, Battle Creek Unlimited

Joe Sobieralski, CEO, Battle Creek Unlimited

Small Business

Valerie Byrnes, Business Development and Retention Manager, Cereal City Development Corporation

Bill Schroer, Principal, WJSchroer Company

Workforce Development

Matt Lynn, Director of Community Impact, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

Ben Damerow, Director, Upjohn Institute/Michigan Works SW!