Mario Alfaro: husband, father, leader

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 10-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

GR Initiative for Leaders (GRIL) graduate, Mario Alfaro is the Youth Advocate with the Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Program at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan. The SOL program connects youth with resources available in West Michigan...

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City officials take voluntary pay cuts

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under NEWS

Much has changed since 2010 in our local government. In 2010, there was an operating deficit of $33 million. Local officials knew action must be taken and started to look for ways to bring down costs. City Manager Gregory Sundstrom created a plan...

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Less than 1,200 days remain in city transformation

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When City Manager Greg Sundstrom took hold of the position in 2009 the city was facing serious trouble. A tough economy meant increasing costs and dwindling revenues. In his speech to the Commission the night he swore in he promised real change:...

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