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May 24, 2017
Civilian Appeals Board reviews alleged claims of police misconduct

Group of adults review documents around tableGrand Rapids Police Officers assist hundreds of citizens daily. No two calls for service are ever the same. Each is unique and unpredictable. What’s more, an officer’s encounter with distressed victims or uncooperative perpetrators can be stressful.

May 17, 2017
Florida A&M to Announce Major Scholarships, Partnership with HBCU Initiative at OHHS

Dr. William Hudson, vice president of student affairs at Florida A&M, is visiting Ottawa Hills High School on Friday, May 19, at 11:00am to speak to Grand Rapids Public Schools’ students. Approximately 40 students from district high schools will attend to hear more about Florida A&M, the district’s partnership with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the new pipeline between GRPS and Florida A&M.

May 15, 2017
Police Chief named co-chair of State Civil Rights Group for Police and Community Trust

Police Chief David Rahinsky has been named a co-chair of the West Michigan Chapter of a Michigan Civil Rights leadership group focused on building police and community trust. An active member of the Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT) since his appointment as chief in 2014, Rahinsky will co-chair West Michigan’s ALPACT with Connie Dang, director of multicultural affairs at Grand Valley State University.

May 8, 2017
Grand Rapids announces new partnership with companies to promote bicycle safety

Traffic safety officials and law enforcers announced today the City’s first-ever public-private partnership with West Michigan driver training education companies during a press conference at City Hall to launch the second annual “Driving Change” campaign that coincides with National Bicycle Safety Awareness Month.

May 8, 2017
GRPS Presents 2017 Citywide Art Show

Artwork from all Grand Rapids Public Schools will be on display at the Western Michigan Conference Center May 8, 2017 through May 24, 2017. The artwork was made by students in kindergarten through 12th grade and selected by their teachers. During the exhibit, there will be two receptions to honor the artists. The reception for K-5, K-8 and center based programs will be held on May 9 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The reception for secondary and non-public school students will be on May 10 from 5:30-7:00pm. Admission is free.

May 8, 2017
Parks and Recreation/Wilderness Inquiry provides river experience for GRPS students

More than 1,000 students are looking at Grand Rapids in a whole new way. The Grand Rapids Public School eighth graders are seeing the city while navigating the Grand River in a canoe provided by the Parks and Recreation Department.

May 5, 2017
Quality of water detailed in new Grand Rapids Water System Consumer Confidence Report

The City of Grand Rapids Water System’s new Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) highlights the exceptional water quality distributed by the utility. The document details the results of water quality monitoring during 2016, as required under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The report is included in customer water bills and is also available online at grcity.us/water.