ENSURING SAFE, SECURE, AND FAIR ELECTIONS
Under her leadership, Kent County elections are administered in strict adherence to election law. During her time in the Michigan House of Representatives, Lisa chaired the House Committee on Elections and Ethics where she worked closely with Michigan's elections administrators to secure critical funding for the purchase of new voting equipment, resulting in a more secure voting infrastructure throughout Kent County and the entire state.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Clerk Lyons is working to ensure that whether they vote by absentee ballot or in the polls on Election Day, Kent County voters can be confident that voting is safe and that their vote will be counted.
FIGHTING FOR KENT COUNTY TAXPAYERS
Kent County residents deserve efficient and effective leadership from their elected officials. Lisa Posthumus Lyons manages the County Clerk / Register of Deed's Office as a model of solid fiscal responsibility. During her first term, Clerk Lyons worked with her team to ensure that every process and practice within her office met the test of efficiency, often cutting red-tape, redundancy, and waste.
PUTTING PEOPLE ABOVE POLITICS
From maintaining vital records to administering elections, and recording your property transactions while safeguarding our community by protecting court records, the Clerk/Register interacts with the public at every major milestone of their life. Despite being an elected partisan position, this office is first and foremost about serving the people of Kent County. Clerk Lyons takes that role very seriously by putting people above politics.
Clerk Lyons is a fierce advocate of maintaining all legally provided for public access to the county's records and court documents. As State Representative, Lisa Lyons promoted legislation that improved transparency in elections and the financing of political campaigns, and she's continued those same efforts as our County Clerk. During her first term, the Kent County Elections Department has implemented new software programs to improve public access to campaign finance reports, and the enforcement of compliance. Additionally, she's worked to promote public awareness of the administrative processes of our elections, both prior to, and after Election Day.
MODERNIZING AND IMPROVING CUSTOMER SERVICE
Efficiently serving the over 650,000 residents of Kent County requires deliberate action to serve the public in innovative ways. During her first term, Clerk Lyons led the transition from an office operating with obsolete equipment and software systems to one that's modernized the way we meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. From making more of our services available online, to keeping the Clerk/Register's Office operational during the COVID-19 shutdowns, Lisa Posthumus Lyons is delivering on her promise to deliver excellent customer service.