Fire/Rescue Chief Gerencer officially announced his retirement with his final day being
Friday, July 10
Chief Gerencer has provided 27 years of service to the Township since he started in 1993 as a firefighter. He was promoted three years later to a Lieutenant; was promoted, again, five years later to Captain; and, was selected as the
Fire/Rescue Chief in 2007
During the Chief’s tenure, the department went through tremendous changes (
such as becoming the only ALS certified department in West Michigan
) and enormous growth (
as seen with the 1,398 emergency runs during 2019
The Chief plans to start a new career as a substitute teacher at Grand Haven Area Public Schools and find more time to pursue his passion for writing “young adult fiction”.
With a six-month notice, there will be a more than adequate time to widely advertise the opening, review resumes, interview candidates and ensure a process that finds the best candidate for the Township.