Mr. Plantenga is a lifelong resident of Tippecanoe County and graduated from McCutcheon High School in 1978. He received his B.S. Degree in 1982 from Purdue University in General Management. Mr. Plantenga is married to Kim and they have two sons, Eric and Ryan.
Curently Mr. Plantenga is serving his first appointed term as Tippecanoe County Treasurer. Having been elected Auditor in 1999. The Indiana Association of County Commissioners named Mr. Plantenga Auditor of the Year in 2000. In 2003, he served as Secretary of the Indiana County Auditor's Association, as Treasurer in 2004, and is serving as 1st Vice President in 2005. Mr. Plantenga was recently named to the Association of Indiana Counties Board of Directors for 2005.
Mr. Plantenga currently serves on the G.I.S. Policy Committee, Management Information Technology Services Advisory Board, Job Classification Study Committee, and is Secretary to the Board of Commissioners and County Council.