Stuart D. Goodrich is a Non-Voting Advisory Member of the Board of Commissioners representing the utility customers in Delhi Township.
“Vision for the Future” has been and continues to be an apt description of Stuart Goodrich’s approach to many of the goals he has achieved and continues to work towards.
In 1968 Mr. Goodrich opened Goodrich Optical on South Pennsylvania in Lansing where it, with Stuart at the helm, continues to this day. Stuart is an American Board Certified Optician, former President of the Optician’s Association of Michigan, former chair of the Commission for Opticianry Accreditation (U.S. Department of Education), served as a Director on the Opticianry Advisory Committee at Ferris State University and served on the Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund for a total of eighteen years.
Local community activities include helping to organize the Holt Lions Club, service on both Holt/Dimondale Schools and the Ingham Intermediate School District Boards. In 1987 Stuart was the founding chair of the Delhi Development Authority, elected to the position of Trustee for Delhi Township in 1992 and served ten years as Delhi Township Supervisor. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the H.O.L.T. Scholarship Program.
Local area community recognitions include the “Unsung Hero” award from WLNS TV, Community Service Person of the Year from The South Lansing Business Association, an “Appreciation Award” from Radio Talking Book, now known as Radio Reading Service, WKAR Radio, Michigan State University, for being “The Driving Force In Saving The Program By Involving Lions” from Ingham as well as surrounding counties, and Alumnus of the Year awarded by the Holt/Dimondale School/Business Alliance. Stuart was elected to the Michigan Lions Hall of Fame in 2013.
Mr. Goodrich is a Charter Member of the Holt Lions Club. His Lions activities include the local club for forty eight years, a five county district, as well as twenty years on the Michigan Multiple District International Convention Committee with nine of those years as chair. His numerous awards and recognitions include the International Lions Presidential Award, Leadership Award and Presidential Certificates, S. A. Dodge and Melvin Jones recognitions. He also has been awarded with Life Membership in Lions Clubs International. In 2016 Stuart was elected to serve as a trustee on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Lions Foundation.
Stuart and his wife, Kathleen, were married in 1961, are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Holt since 1966 and have lived in Holt since 1967. Their family includes two children and five grandchildren.
Commissioner Goodrich was appointed to the Board of Commissioners effective July 1, 2016 and his term expires June 30, 2017.