Welcome From the Ottawa County Patriots
Serving Lakeshore Area Residents
Who We Are:Ottawa County is located in southwestern Michigan, along the shores of Lake Michigan, just to the west of Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city. Ottawa County includes cities, townships, and villages such as Holland, Grand Haven, Zeeland, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, Allendale, Hudsonville, etc. Ottawa County has a population of approximately ¼ million people, and is named after the Ottawa Nation. It covers roughly 1,600 sq. miles.
The Ottawa County Patriots (OCP) is a not-for-profit educational corporation (a so-called 501 C4 organization) promoting civic engagement centered on an awareness of the founding principles of our nation. We hold frequent meetings intended (1) to enhance the awareness of our members and the general public regarding current events and the history of our nation; (2) to identify opportunities and venues for our members and the general public to constructively engage in civic affairs at the local, state, and national levels. Membership is open to anyone who subscribes to our Vision and Mission.
Vision Statement:An informed citizenry actively and continually engaged in the civic affairs of their communities.
Mission Statement:To continually encourage the citizens of Ottawa County to be aware of, and to engage in, the civic affairs of their communities in a fashion consistent with principles first articulated in the Declaration of Independence and which provide the sound basis for
(1) Limited, Constitutional Governments;
(2) Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability; and
(3) Free Market Economics.
Additional information:The OCP maintains this website as an information portal for its members and the general public.
The OCP has a presence on FACEBOOK.
The OCP regularly holds or sponsors public meetings and forums. The schedule is on our calendar page.
The OCP is not a political party, nor is it affiliated with any political party. We do not endorse any candidates for political or elected office. Many of our members are active in various political parties and movements, something that the OCP actively encourages. The OCP encourages you to do likewise.
The OCP is loosely affiliated with TEA Party organizations across Michigan and the nation by virtue of shared principles and a shared vision for our nation.
- Steve Redmond, MPA
- Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker
- Ann Smith
- Gene Welch
- Daniel VandenBosch
Sergeant at Arms