Portage Community Center

For 46 years the Portage Community Center has been the only human services organization in the City of Portage.  We help Portage residents with emergency assistance, youth development as well as several hosted programs.  It is our goal to Make Life Better for those in our community!

Board of Directors
President Ben Cohen
President Elect Kurt Lentner
Secretary Lissa Adams
Treasurer Dave Jewell
Past President Alison Thomas
Board Members
Jennifer Alfieri Chad Alvord

Brian Ball

Theresa Bray
Brigid Hansen Judd Hoff
Justin Horn Jeff Kalmbach
Joel Kushner Scott McQueen
Jeff Porter Collin Rosenbaum
Jim Spurr

Chris Stys

Mahsa Teachman  

Mahsa Teachman

Portage City Council 

Board Liason--

Lori Knapp


Questions or comments?  Contact us

2020-21 Annual Report


Chris Buckley
Chris Buckley
Executive Director

Email Chris

Liz Gunnett
Liz Gunnett

Email Liz

Jeralee Kunkee
Emergency Assistance Coordinator

Email Jeralee

Kirk Lowis
Kirk Lowis
Youth Development Manager

Email Kirk

Dean Matthews
Youth Development Coordinator  

Email Dean

James Vallar
James Vallar

Gloria Perkins


Email Gloria

Larry Lowis


Please note our closing policy.  If Western Michigan University or Kalamazoo Valley Community College close due to inclement weather, Portage Community Center will also be closed.  This includes all hosted services, food pantry and clothing bar.  All closing notifications will be broadcast on WWMT Channel 3.

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