Lisa Posthumus Lyons is a life-long resident of Kent County and is in her second term as its County Clerk / Register of Deeds. Prior to serving at the county level, Lisa represented her community in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2011 to 2016. She was elected to the Clerk's Office in 2016 and re-elected in 2020.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural and Natural Resources Communications, Lisa was the Director of Public Policy & Community Outreach for the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS and the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS prior to holding elective office.
Named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan, Lisa is a strong voice for our West Michigan values, and has worked tirelessly to reform and modernize county and state government on behalf of Michigan’s hardworking taxpayers.
As Clerk, she’s responsible for three major functions of county government; administering all elections within Kent County; preserving vital County records such as birth, death, marriage and business registrations; and to maintain and safeguard all Circuit Court files. In Kent County, the Clerk is also the Register of Deeds who records all documents pertaining to real property in Kent County, including deeds, mortgages, land contracts, liens and other documents pertaining to real estate. The Clerk is also the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners, and statutorily serves on numerous county boards and commissions.
Lisa and her husband Brad, a Kent County Sheriff’s deputy, were Lowell High School sweethearts. Together, they have four children: Easton, Charlie, Gage, and Fisher. They reside on the family’s fourth generation farm in Alto.