Eric Hood

Eric Hood serves as Ward I Commissioner for the City of Muskegon. He is a long-time Muskegon resident, United State Army veteran, former City of Muskegon Police officer, and President of the Muskegon County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Chapter.


  • Continued growth and development of Muskegon’s shoreline and downtown.
  • Community involvement through communication with City services.
  • Employment opportunities for all qualified Muskegon residents.


  • Attended Muskegon Public Schools K-12
  • Graduated from Muskegon High School in 1980
  • Attended Muskegon Community College and GVSU (Grand Valley State University) Police Academy
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Concentration in Human Services, Cum Laude, Colorado Technical University
  • Joined the United States Army in 1982
  • Stationed at Madigan Army Hospital Fort Lewis Washington, Walter Reed Medical Center Washington D.C., and Korea
  • Attended The Academy of Health & Science Fort Sam Houston
  • Stationed at Camp Howze 1/31st Infantry Division in South Korea and served 72 days in the Demilitarized Zone
  • Honorably discharged from the military in October 1985 and returned home to Muskegon

Work History

  • January 1986 – February 1988: Employed at Howmet Turbine Components
  • May 1988 – 2008: Employed by The City of Muskegon Police Department
    • While employed as a police officer, Eric performed duties as a patrolman, Community Officer for Angel and Nelson Neighborhoods, D.A.R.E. Officer, Evidence Technician, and Bike Patrol Officer.
  • May 2008: Retired from the Police Department
  • 2017 to Present: President of Muskegon County NAACP #3147

Personal Information

  • Born in Detroit, MI: July 10, 1962
  • Married to Nietra Hood
  • One son, Eric Jr., and three daughters, Charice, Sequoia, and Caprice

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