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Community celebrates City Manager Greg Sundstrom's retirement

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NEWS

A smooth jazz performance, cheese and wine, a sheet cake with strawberry filling, and other extravagences were rolled out for retiring City Manager Greg Sundstrom on Monday, January 29, 2018 as he attended a party commemorating his successes as city...

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Mayor Bliss talks about the budget in this month's episode of City Connection.

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-06-2016 under NEWS

This month's episode of City Connection features Mayor Rosalynn Bliss answering questions about the city of Grand Rapids' budget. The episode will also feature City Manager Greg Sundstrom, who will also discuss the city's budget. The episode will...

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Join me in making history: Grand Rapids' new mayor pens letter to citizens at start of term

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Hello, Grand Rapidians. I begin my term as your mayor with great excitement – and with a great sense of responsibility. I fully recognize I am standing on the shoulders of many great leaders who have come before me, and I am honored to follow...

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Mayor Bliss answers questions live on first City Connection appearance

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

City Connection continued this Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for Mayor Rosalynn Bliss' first episode of the show. Topics included a discussion of Police and Community Relations with GRPD Police Chief Rahinsky,...

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Mayor Rosalynn Bliss tackles racial disparity, affordable housing in first City Address

by (nathanslauer)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NEWS

Mayor Rosalynn bliss declared that racial disparity in Grand Rapids is “unacceptable” in her first state of the city address. In a speech filled with bold goals, Bliss’ promises to improve racial equity, affordable housing to Grand Rapids residents...

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Mayor Bliss to hold neighborhood listening meetings following State of the City address

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Following her State of the City address tonight, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will hold Neighborhood Meetings Monday, February 8-11. Bliss says she wants to hear from residents, emphasize points from her address and answer any questions residents may have...

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Mayor Bliss to outline opportunities at first State of the City Address next Tuesday

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, February 2, our new mayor Rosalynn Bliss will present her first State of the City address at the Harris Building (111 South Division Ave). The address, for the first time in Grand Rapids history, will be streamed live at www....

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Mayor Heartwell says farewell to his role as Grand Rapids mayor

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 12-29-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Dear Rapidian readers,   This is my “swan song” letter, as I prepare to leave office after 12 years as Mayor of Grand Rapids and eight years before that as Third Ward City Commissioner. I leave office deeply satisfied at the direction Grand...

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Special guests visit Mayor Heartwell's last City Connection

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

After serving as Grand Rapids' mayor, and thus appearing on GRTV's City Connection, for eight years, this Monday's episode was the last for Mayor George Heartwell. On Monday, December 14, at 5:00 p.m., a very special episode of City Connection was...

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Celebrate service to City at retirement party for combined 60 years of service

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-08-2015 under NEWS

Four City officials and staff will be retiring at the end of the year. To thank them for their work, a retirement party is being held on Wednesday, December 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at DeVos Place. Mayor George Heartwell, Secretary to the Mayor...

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