Rachel Hood, State House, District 76
Serving the Grand Rapids community is Rachel’s way of life. She has led and contributed to initiatives in West Michigan for nearly twenty years. Today, Rachel and her husband Dave are raising two girls, ages 7 & 9. Dave launched a family business, City Built Brewing, in Grand Rapids in 2016. Since that time Rachel has been consulting, helping small and mid-sized cities finance and deliver water infrastructure projects.
Rachel is best known for her decade of work at the West Michigan Environmental Action Council where she shaped policy and community programming around energy efficiency, clean energy, and watershed protection. Early career stops include West Grand Neighborhood Organization where Rachel worked on community development and crime prevention and Metro Health Hospital where she was the Community Relations Manager. Rachel is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University where she studied Social Policy.