Commissioner Gary Carey

Carey PictureWelcome to the City of Walker, and thank you for visiting my profile!

My time as a City Commissioner started in January of 2013, with additional years of service starting in 1999 on the Historical Commission. I am one of two commissioners representing the 2nd Ward, and have resided at 2068 Deerfield NW, since 1998.

Currently, I am employed as a Regional Sales Director for Paycor, a privately held, software and technology company. I lead a sales team that covers most of Michigan, and northern Indiana. Prior to Paycor, I enjoyed over twenty years with two Fortune 500 companies where I held various roles in sales and operational leadership.

I have also served in numerous roles with the Kenowa Hills School District. Some of my involvements included serving as a High School Football Coach, Education Foundation President and Trustee, and multiple Facilities and Bond Committees.

In addition to my role on the City Commission, I serve the Walker community in the following roles:
  • Finance Committee
  • Ordinance Committee
  • Emergency Planning Committee
  • Police/Fire Committee
  • Kent County 911 Dispatch Authority Board
  • Interurban Transit Partnership Board of Directors

I have been married to my wife Cori for over 27 years, and have three adult children: Alex, Brenden, and Caitlin. Alex and Caitlin have entered careers in Law Enforcement with two local agencies, while Brenden is currently in Dental School.  I am also a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.