Monica Sparks joins the Douglass Leadership Institute to discuss her life and lessons learned.
Monica Sparks is serving her second term as a Kent County Commissioner. Monica is a Rotarian, servant leader and a small business owner. She is appointed to the Kent County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee, Early Childhood Mileage Review Board, Area Agency on Aging Governing Committee, and Veteran’s Committee.
Monica also serves at the state and national level on the Michigan Association of Counties Agriculture and Tourism, and environmental committee as well as the National Association of Counties Community Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee.
As a Whole Life advocate, Monica Sparks is also the first African American woman President of the national organization, Democrats For Life. She was selected by CORP Magazine as the Diversity Business Leader of the Year and as one of the ’50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan’ by the Grand Rapids Business Journal.