The Arc of Kent County

for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities


  Regional Inclusive Community                    Coalition of Kent County


Help Us Fulfill Our Vision...

To imrprove the quality of life of all citizens in Kent County by working together to identify and remove barriers that impede the inclusion, productivity, and general well being of people with disabilities. 

We advocate in areas including:

  • Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid)
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Employment

The Kent RICC invites their legislators to Michigan DD Council's legislative event held every February. Each year, ten legislators are invited to this event and Kent RICC has had at least 5 attend each year. 


The Kent RICC meets every third Wednesday of each month except June & July, from 12:30-2 PM. Meetings are held at the Hope Network Education Center, 775 36th St. SE; Wyoming, MI 49548.


Current Officers

  Chair: Heidi DeVries

  Co-Chair: Don Polkowski

  Public Policy: Tammy Yeomans

  Alternate Chair: Dorsey Bingham

  Secretary: Heather Brown

  Alternate Chair-in-Training: Robin Perrin

  Past Chair: Duane Derochey



Funded by Michigan Developmental DIsability Council 

For more information, contact Heidi: 616-827-8055

The Kent RICC partners with the following agencies:


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Contact Patt Clement at 616-588-1986 or