Kent County  Commissioners fill the 6th District hole on their board with the appointment of Patrick Szymczak. 

Eleven candidates had applied for the vacancy. 

Szymczak owns Jant Group, LLC, in Grand Rapids.  Aside from a decade of local business owning experience, the Commission notes that he was a Global Account Manager for SBC Global, has coached hundreds of youth in basketball, baseball, and softball, and is a CMU graduate. 

Szymczak's first full board meeting will be on April 10th.