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 Justin Horn
President Elect Alison Thomas
Secretary Kate Hemingway
Treasurer Randy Orwig
Past President Kirk Mason
Board Members
Jennifer Alfieri Chad Alvord

Steve Clark

Ben Cohen
Valerie Dekam Brigid Hansen
Judd Hoff Jeff Kalmbach
Joel Kushner Kurt Lentner
Jen Maynard Scott McQueen
Nick O' Hare

Collin Rosenbaum

Chris Stys Jeremy Zonts

Portage City Council 

Board Liason--

Lori Knapp



Questions or comments?  Contact us

2018-19 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

Youth Development Coordinator  


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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