The Rapidian

City of Grand Rapids

Silhouettes celebrate community members' vision

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Up and down the business corridor of Heartside, there are new figures popping up in storefront windows. The eight silhouettes displayed in storefronts along Division represent different resident leaders sharing their hopes for the future of the...

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What you should be recycling and what you should not be

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-03-2018 under NONPROFITS

Anna Geurkink sits down with Resource Recovery Specialist, Lauren Westerman, from the Kent County Department of Public works to talk about proper recycling techniques, and discuss what and what not to put in our recycling bins.

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Catalyst Radio: Joel Lautenbach and Gateways for Growth highlight contributions of immigrants in Kent County

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young talks with Joel Lautenbach of Samaritas about a recent study on the economic impact of immigrants and refugees in Kent County. There were 50,176 immigrants living in Kent County in 2016. In 2016, foreign-born residents in Kent...

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Community building through resource sharing in Heartside

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 01-23-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jenn Schaub, Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist at Dwelling Place, shares that “we’ve been doing a series of Heartside Listening Sessions with The City of Grand Rapids and one of the repeated requests was more information about...

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Experts from Rose Center for Public Leadership make case for equity in development

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

On Thursday morning, a panel of experts presented findings on how to incorporate equity into the development of public land in Grand Rapids. The presentation was delivered at City Hall by members of the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use...

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'Park Once' and get around downtown Grand Rapids

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Grand Rapids Economic Development Services Managing Director Kara Wood discusses the changes that have been made to our city’s parking and public transportation systems, in effect...

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Grand Rapids offers free tours of acclaimed Water Resource Recovery Facility

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 09-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department is providing the public with a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the city’s national award-winning Grand Rapids Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) by attending a free...

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Mayor's Grand River Cleanup in its 13th year, first year for Mayor Bliss

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 09-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Committee (WMEAC) is proud to host the 13th Annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup, on September 10th, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sixth Street Park. Last year, over 1,100 volunteers came out to help...

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Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you’re in downtown Grand Rapids between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2, you may notice something a little different about the iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River. The City of Grand Rapids will be turning its lights orange, the color of hunger...

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Grand Rapids Environmental Services workers rescue kitten from sewer

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 08-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The rescue began when 3-1-1 received a call on the afternoon of August 4 with a report of faint “meows” coming from a storm drain. The Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department (ESD) team responded to rescue the scared kitten....

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