Wayman Britt
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee

June 3, 2019 through Present

Wayman Britt was appointed the Kent County Administrator/Controller in January of 2018, having previously served as Interim County Administrator since July 2017 and as an Assistant County Administrator since 2004. As the County’s Administrative Officer, Wayman manages all non-elected official department operations and is responsible for carrying out the goals and policies established by the Kent County Board of Commissioners. He also serves as the County’s Chief Financial Officer which encompasses a total operating budget of $418 million. Prior to beginning his career with the County, Wayman held several management and leadership positions at Steelcase, Inc. and Michigan National Bank – Central.

Born in Wilson’s Mills, N.C., Wayman earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Sports Management from the University of Michigan where he captained the men’s basketball team to the NCAA Championship Finals in 1976. In recognition of his success and leadership during his collegiate career, the men’s basketball defensive player of the year award is named in his honor – “Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive Player.”

Wayman serves on numerous boards and councils, including Experience Grand Rapids, President Ford Field Service Council Boy Scouts of America, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, the Right Place, Michigan Fitness Foundation, and Trinity Health Michigan.

(L-R) Boy Scouts of America Sr. Development Director Aaron Turner, Scout Executive Kevin Nichols, Assistant Scout Executive Aaron Gach, Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley, President Ford Field Service Council President Wayman Britt, and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Executive Director Joe Calvaruso prior to the Lt. Governors speech during the 9/11 Ceremony at the Ford Museum in 2015. (Photo courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation)

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