Rayonte Bell

Rayonte Bell

Berrien County Board of Commissioners, District 5, MI

2022 Endorsement

Rayonte was elected to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners in November 2020 and serves on the Personnel & Human Services Committee, Twin Cities Transportation Authority, Community Corrections Advisory Board, Michigan Association of Counties Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, Mental Health Authority, and many other committees.

Rayonte volunteers as a board member of the Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital Board, Avenue Family Network (formerly Child & Family Services) executive board, local chapter of the NAACP, S.H.A.R.P. Foundation (Society Harmonizing Against Racial Profiling), and his home church, Progressive Missionary Baptist Church.

A native from Benton Harbor, MI, Rayonte is a graduate of Countryside Academy and is currently finishing a degree in engineering at LMC. He plans to transfer to Andrews University to complete a B.S. in architecture and a minor in religious studies. Ray is currently the Deputy Director of Berrien Forward, a local nonprofit organization in Berrien County, dedicated to community organizing and increasing civic engagement, advocating for equal and fair voting rights, and passing progressive policies across the southwest Michigan area.