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City of Grand Rapids

Positioning Residents to be the Voice of Change

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

“You can build all the buildings in the world, but unless you create relationships and connections with residents, things won’t happen,” explains Suzanne Schultz, the outgoing Managing Director of Design and Development for the...

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City Connection - Communication Strategies with Doug Matthews and Amy Snow-Buckner

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-06-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in,...

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Despite pressure from City of Grand Rapids, Cosecha pushes forward with a safe, non-violent, and family-friendly May 1st march for Driver's Licenses for All

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 04-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, April 29, members of Movimiento Cosecha GR met with staff from the Office of Special Events from the City of Grand Rapids.  Cosecha has multiple concerns that we wanted to address with the city, concerns that we have brought to every...

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City Connection - Business Development with AJ Hills

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-01-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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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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