International Relations Commission

City of Holland Michigan Official Website

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Holland International Relations Commission is to promote international and cross-cultural knowledge, awareness, understanding, and sensitivity through interactions within the community and across borders.


The International Relations Commission meets regularly on the first Thursday of every month at 4:30pm at City Hall. These are public meetings. All residents are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in all activities of the Commission. Comments and suggestions are welcome on any topic before the Commission.

Current Members, 2013-2014:

  • Donald Martin II, Chair
  • Kathy Beal
  • Bin Lim
  • Kavy Lenon
  • Amy Otis-De Grau
  • Patricia Strachan
  • Hubert (Herb) Weller
  • Wesley McGee
  • Anna Stubs, Student Representative
  • Clara Dreyer, Student Representative

City Staff:

Nardy Baeza Bickel, International Relations Coordinator
David Hoekstra, City Council Liaison
Mayor Kurt D. Dykstra, Ex-Officio