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Passing the Mic: Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association answers, "How can neighborhood associations help improve community-police relations?"

Amy Brower from Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association responds to West Grand Neighborhood Organization's Annette Vandenberg.

Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association

RPNA serves its community by helping maintain the Roosevelt Park neighborhood as a healthy place to place to live, work, and do business. It empowers residents to improve the community and prevent crime through various neighborhood volunteer events and crime prevention trainings.

The Roosevelt Park neighborhood is borded by Wealthy St. to the north, Century Ave. to the east, Burton St. to the south, and Clyde Park Ave. and Godfrey Ave. to the west.

Annette Vandenberg, Executive Director at West Grand Neighborhood Organization, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations:

  • "The one thing that we're working on right now is how we as neighborhood associations can be the bridge to help bring the community together and the police department together. I'd be curious to know what they think would help facilitate that relationship-building?"

Amy Brower, Executive Director at Roosvelt Park Neighborhood Association, responds, and passes a question on to other neighborhood associations in the city:

  • "In the midst of all this fast moving change and planning for the future, how are they . . . thinking about still preserving maybe some of the rich history of their unique neighborhoods or some of the stories that reflect their past?"


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