The Newaygo County Community Collaborative (NC3) is comprised of representatives from the fields of health care, human services, education, county government, courts, economic development, employment and training, the faith-based community, substance abuse, and other agencies concerned with the quality of life of Newaygo County residents.

NC3 is the official, state-endorsed community collaborative serving Newaygo County.


Abby Reeg was recently named the new executive director of the Newaygo County Community Collaborative (NC3). In her new role, Abby will work together with member organizations and the community to develop and deliver effective community-based human services within Newaygo County. Abby comes to NC3 after a career working in a variety of roles in the nonprofit sector. She has worked in administration, fundraising, marketing, and communications at a variety of Michigan nonprofits, including United Way, Hospice, the Alzheimer's Association, and Hope College. Read more about Abby here.



Working together.
Impacting quality of life.

NC3 is focused on improving the lives of children, families, seniors, and special populations residing within Newaygo County. Member organizations are committed to working collaboratively with mutual support and integration of resources when appropriate to provide services efficiently and effectively to meet community needs.

NC3 responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, planning, and implementing services through the creation of working committees comprised of agency staff, consumers, community affiliates, and community representatives from private and public sectors

  • Sharing information from local, state, and federal levels that could impact or support local programs and services

  • Providing approval for grant applications to specific state-funded programs

  • Supporting collaborative efforts among community agencies and other collaboratives such as Great Start, West Michigan Housing Network, LiveWell Newaygo County, Headway Coalition, WE CAN! Newaygo County, and the 211 Committee.


Anyone interested in community issues and solutions is welcome to attend NC3 general membership meetings. They will be virtual until further notice. 


NC3 will wrap up their strategic planning process in March, 2021.

NC3 Steering Committee and Members will be invited to a planning meeting on the morning of February 26, 2021.

A new General Membership meeting schedule will come out in March, 2021.



Executive Council membership includes the executive leadership for the following organizations:

Area Agency on Aging West Michigan

Department of Health and Human Services

District Health Department #10

Family Health Care

Fremont Area Community Foundation

Michigan Works!

Newaygo County Board of Commissioners

Newaygo County Commission on Aging

Newaygo County Mental Health

Newaygo County Prosecuting Attorney

Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency (NC RESA)

Newaygo County Sheriff's Office

The Right Place in Newaygo County

Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital

TrueNorth Community Services

United Way of the Lakeshore


The Newaygo County Community Collaborative (NC3) is comprised of representatives from a variety of agencies concerned with improving the quality of life for residents of Newaygo County. 

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