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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 6

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-06-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne to retire next year Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne will be retiring in early 2022, he publicly announced on Tuesday. His retirement comes after more than three decades with the department and assuming...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 growth Kent County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases is continuing its fall season rise, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on Wednesday. In the KCHD...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders announce operational changes to improve policing City of Grand Rapids leaders announced on Wednesday a series of operational changes to improve police-community relations. The changes come in response to continuing unrest over...

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New Grand Rapids city manager discusses family, fitness, first 90 days

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 08-28-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Lyonel LaGrone reached out to Grand Rapids' new City Manager, Mark Washington, who currently works as the Assistant City Manager in Austin, Texas, for a personal interview. LaGrone watched the City Manager interviews at the end of July and was...

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City Manager Greg Sundstrom attends his last city commission meeting

by (jproth1)

Submitted 01-31-2018 under NEWS

Exactly eight and a half years ago, to the day, Greg Sundstrom was sworn in as Grand Rapids City Manager. Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting was his last. Sundstrom announced his retirement last August. He addressed the...

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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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City Manager forum only opportunity for residents to meet candidates

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under OPINION

Current City Manager Greg Sundstrom will officially retire in February following 8 years on the job and over three decades working for the city of Grand Rapids. This will mark only the second time in the last 30 years the city has hired a new...

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Grand Rapids begins race-based review of traffic stops

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NEWS

Interactions between police officers and people of color have drawn national attention lately, and the City of Grand Rapids is taking pro-active measures. The city has hired Lamberth Consulting to perform a widespread review of traffic stops...

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City Charter to 'decriminalize GR' hits another delay

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 02-27-2013 under NEWS

The City charter amendment to decriminalize marijuana in Grand Rapids that was approved by Grand Rapids voters last November has been delayed. A press release issued by the city last week states “City Manager Greg Sundstrom reports that the...

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