Allendale is centrally located in Ottawa County which means easy access to main highways and quick commutes to anywhere in the region. We are 15 miles from Grand Rapids, 23 miles from Holland, 29 miles from Muskegon, 171 miles from Detroit and 172 miles from Chicago, Illinois.
Allendale’s population surged 59% according to the 2010 census, the largest percentage of growth in Ottawa County, Michigan.
To reiterate what W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research economist George A. Erickcek stated at the top of his January 8, 2013, presentation in the City of Holland, entitled 2013-2014 Forecast for Ottawa County, “2012 was a great year!” It was. And, all indications are (based upon an evaluation of recent data and information as well as a tally of the benefits to be derived from a number of significant industrial development projects underway and announced) that this trend in Ottawa County will likely continue into the future.
Allendale Charter Township will be holding Board work sessions scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.
On September 1, 2015 at 7:30pm Allendale Charter Township Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on changes to the C-1 and C-2 zoning districts. Click here for more information.
Allendale Charter Township will hold a Public Hearing for the 2016 General Fund Budget on September 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm.
Allendale Charter Township has an immediate opening for a full-time finance position. Click here for a copy of the Job description. A four year college accounting degree is required . If interested, please fill out an application. For more information, feel free to contact Jerry Alkema, Allendale Township Supervisor at 616-895-6295 ext 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for Election Inspectors to work on election day!!! We are required to have at least 2 different political party election inspectors working at each precinct. We have a shortage of Democrats. Please contact Laurie Richards, Clerk at 616-895-6295 ext 6 or email at email@example.com if you have questions or are interested.
Applications are now being accepted for Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate member. If interested, please fill out an application. For more information, feel free to contact Jerry Alkema, Allendale Township Supervisor at 616-895-6295 ext 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allendale Charter Township houses Grand Valley State University. We have a population of over 20,000 plus a student population of about 24,000. Allendale Fire Department covers 32 square miles bordered by the Grand River.
Allendale Fire Department consists of 30 members, two of those members being full time employees of the Township, Chief Mike Keefe and Fire Inspector Dave Pelton. Our call volume for 2012 was over 900 calls, the vast majority of those calls being EMS related. The Department continues to grow each year and strives for the professionalism that all fire departments strive for, large or small.
Allendale Charter Township contracts with the Ottawa County Sheriff Department for police protection.
The mission of your Ottawa County Sheriff’s office continues to be that of “preserving public order and supporting the Constitution of the State of Michigan through enforcement of state and local laws.” Their mission is accomplished by providing 24 hour service to Ottawa County communities in the areas of responding to direct request for law enforcement service, criminal investigations traffic enforcement and general assistance to the public. With this established mission, they continue to place a significant emphasis on the victims and the communities. Their mission is furthered by the ability to office a correctional facility that meets the needs of the criminal justice system in Ottawa County.
The Allendale Cemetery is located at 12655 60th Avenue, Allendale MI 49401. It is a quiet, beautiful old cemetery located out in the Allendale countryside. The oldest graves date back to the 1840’s. It is the only cemetery owned and operated by the Township.
For cemetery information, contact Laurie Richards, Township Clerk, at email@example.com or call her at 616-895-6295, ext.
The Allendale Community Park behind (south) of the Township office, located at 6676 Lake Michigan Drive. The park is comprised of 40 acres. During the warm months, the park is a busy place. We have an outstanding softball and Little League facilities, which attract teams and players from a wide geographic area.
Facilities include ballfields, premier playground and splash pad, tennis/pickleball courts, basketball court, picnic shelters, Knowlton House Museum and gardens and the Veterans Memorial.
Allendale Lifelong Learners is a group that is growing and changing, but a friendly & social place for anybody aged 55 or older. Kathy Hanes has been the Allendale Lifelong Learners director for the past 7 years and plans events, outings and meetings for over 250 participants each month.
The Charter township hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm and the offices are closed during weekends. Find more information about how to contact us and where we are located by clicking here.