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Community Impact

Committed to our Community

The Zeeland Board of Public Works (BPW) has been an efficient, low-cost provider of electricity and water services for Zeeland and surrounding areas since 1902. We have a strong tradition of dedicated City Council and Board of Commissioner leadership, along with workforces who have been excellent stewards of the City’s utility infrastructure. The BPW’s Values are Integrity, Respect, Service, Innovation, Relationships, Stewardship, Family-oriented, and Operational Excellence. These Values are reflective of the culture of the Zeeland community.

Zeeland is where Industry, Business, Civic Entities, and Residents work together for the good of the community.  At the BPW, we understand that when the community of Zeeland thrives, it’s truly powerful! Therefore the BPW has a long-standing tradition of providing monetary and in-kind support where we live, work, and play. We are dedicated to ensuring that Zeeland thrives for generations to come and are pleased to support the Zeeland community in numerous ways including:

  • Financial and technical support to utility customers for energy efficiency upgrades
  • Sponsorship and in-kind support of festivals such as Pumpkinfest, Downtown Trick or Treat, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Magical Christmas Parade
  • BPW Power Dollars
  • Financial support to the City of Zeeland, Zeeland Charter Township, and Holland Charter Township
  • Financial support to Lakeshore Advantage
  • Energy education for students in local schools
  • Internships
  • Sponsorship of numerous Zeeland community activities
  • Sponsorship of numerous local schools’ activities
  • Infrastructure renewal, replacement, and relocation for streetscape beautification
  • Financial assistance to utility customers in need

Through these efforts, the BPW has invested over $500,000 annually in supporting the Zeeland community. The BPW is committed to remaining the most efficient, low-cost utility provider in the area for another 100 years. We are also steadfast in our commitment of support to the community in which we serve.

Community Grant Program

In addition to the above listed community support, the BPW offers a Community Grant Program, which funds up to $25,000 annually (subject to approval) to invest in projects and strategies such as:

  • Water and energy efficiency, conservation, and education
  • Environmental education
  • Safety education
  • Utility career opportunities
  • Arts and culture
  • Health and wellness
  • Parks and recreation
  • Improvement and enhancement of the community served by the Zeeland Board of Public Works.

Learn more about our Community Grant Program.

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