Portage Community Center

For 43 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 Alison Thomas
President Elect Ben Cohen
Secretary Kate Hemingway
Treasurer Justin Horn
Past President Justin Horn
Board Members
Lissa Adams Jennifer Alfieri

Chad Alvord

Theresa Bray
Steve Clark Brigid Hansen
Judd Hoff Dave Jewell
Jeff Kalmbach Joel Kushner
Kurt Lentner Kirk Mason
Scott McQueen

Nick O' Hare

Collin Rossenbaum Chris Stys

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

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Michelle Swyrtek
Emergency Assistance Coordinator

Email Michelle

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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