City of Grand Rapids

Exploring community organizations' joint effort to get all Grand Rapids residents counted in 2020 census

by (Brett)

Submitted 02-20-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

A new decade brings with it a changing U.S. population, which in Grand Rapids means once again taking stock of where its own population stands. As the 2020 U.S. census gears up nationwide, Grand Rapids residents will renew their role in the once-...

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Census advocates working to build trust and turnout

by (MVanDenend)

Submitted 02-13-2020 under NEWS

The 2020 Census, much-discussed and fought over, is already underway. On January 21, the counting officially began with Census Bureau employees visiting the homes in the rural Alaskan village of Toksook Bay. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, most...

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City Connection - Census coordinator Kathi Harris joins Mayor Bliss in-studio discussion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 02-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

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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City Connection - New city Emergency Manager joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-06-2020 under NONPROFITS

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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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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