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In board chair's absence, public allowed back into Kent County board chambers

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NEWS

The public was allowed into the Kent County chambers again on Thursday, October 12, 2018 for the monthly Board of Commission meeting. It was the quarterly evening meeting held at 6 p.m., instead of the usual 8:30 a.m. Board Chair, Commissioner Jim...

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Photo Gallery: Movimiento Cosecha GR protests Kent County contract with ICE at commission meeting

by (jproth1)

Submitted 07-30-2018 under NEWS

The immigrant rights group Movimiento Cosecha GR came out in numbers again to the Kent County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to protest Kent County's contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.) Read...

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Movimiento Cosecha GR about Kent County's contract with ICE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Jose Jimenez and Sergio Cira from Movimiento Cosecha GR, a peaceful movement that is fighting for dignity, respect, and permanent protection for immigrants in the United States. The group is working for an end to Kent...

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City commission meeting discusses commissioner vacancy, hears public comments on city fees

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NEWS

The Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Grand Rapids City Commission meeting had a lot of conversation about how to fill the third ward’s vacant seat due to Commissioner David Allen stepping down June 12, 2018.   The four public hearings, especially...

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Grand Rapids City Commissioners vote for reset on City Manager search

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-08-2018 under NEWS

On Tuesday night, February 6, 2018 a core number of issues commanded a majority of the meeting for Grand Rapids City Commissioners, ranging from the retirement of City Clerk Darlene O’Neal, a unanimously approved pedestrian-vehicle ordinance,...

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Grand Rapids City Commission holds forum to involve public opinion on City Manager candidates

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 02-06-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The finalists for the race of Grand Rapids city manager got together on Monday, February 5 in the Wealthy Theatre for a forum open to the public in order to answer questions on different issues relating to serving as city manager of Grand Rapids....

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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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Serve on a City board or commission

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-20-2013 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission is always accepting applications for individuals interested in becoming board members and serving on commissions. "The Grand Rapids City Commission appoints approximately 260 citizens to 40 boards and ...

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