David Bulkowski is the Executive Director of Disability Advocates of Kent County which works alongside people with disabilities as they seek to lead self-directed lives and advocates for accessible and welcoming communities. Mr. Bulkowski, a licensed attorney, has been with Disability advocates since 1995 and, during his tenure, has worked extensively with state and federal laws teaching others how these laws affect the rights and responsibilities of the community and persons with disabilities. Dave has spent a great deal of time organizing and advocating for accessibility, increased public transportation, and affordable housing in the Grand Rapids region.
Dave is an active member of many community collaborations, the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the boards of Grand Rapids Public Schools, the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, the Home & Building Association, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights/Michigan State Advisory Committee. Finally, not related to Disability Advocates, he currently serves as a Kent County Commissioner.
On the personal side of life, Dave is married to his awesome wife, Melissa, and they have three children: Sophie (22), Noah (20), and Liam (18).