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May 25, 2017
Project FRESH gets free Michigan grown fruits and vegetables to WIC recipients

The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is offering clients of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) the opportunity to get $25 worth of free fresh fruits and vegetables from area farmers markets. 

May 3, 2017
NMF Information Sessions set for May 10 and 17

Grand Rapids officials announced today that city residents and organizations can now apply for the second round of funding to assist with a variety of neighborhood projects. The City of Grand Rapids’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) offers small contracts to Grand Rapids residents, informal groups and community organizations to support neighborhood community building. Applications for those interested are now available at grcity.us/nmf.

April 26, 2017
City Commission begins review of FY18 Preliminary Fiscal Plan

The Grand Rapids City Commission encourages residents to track with it as the Commission begins review of the FY2018 Preliminary Fiscal Plan. City Manager Greg Sundstrom’s proposed $527,282,134 spending plan addresses several guiding principles including racial equity, affordable housing, customer service, community engagement, youth employment, financial sustainability and succession planning.

April 25, 2017
2nd Annual "Think Green" Jobs & Sustainability Career Fair

The Midwest Tech Project (co-founded by Alvin Hills, IV & Jonathan Jelks) has organized the 2nd Annual "Think Green" Jobs & Sustainability Careers Fair, to be held at Gerald R. Ford Academic Center, located 851 Madison Ave SE on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

April 11, 2017
Results of Traffic Stop Study discussed at five community town hall meetings

As part of its continued commitment to improving community and police relations, the City will host four community meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18 and 19, to discuss the final results of the Race-Based Study of Traffic Stops by the Grand Rapids Police Department.

April 5, 2017
5 development teams respond to 201 Market Ave. SW Request for Qualifications

Five responses were received following the City’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for redevelopment of 15.8 acres of riverfront property.  The RFQ period for development teams to demonstrate the technical and financial capacity to acquire and redevelop the 201 Market Ave. SW property closed on March 31.  RFQ responses were received from Flaherty & Collins Properties, REDICO, Rockford Construction, The Velmeir Companies and Zimmer Development Group.

April 3, 2017
City of Grand Rapids and Founders showcase public/private environmental partnership

Founders Brewing Co. is opening up its facility to showcase a unique public/private environmental project that will produce 60 percent of the Grand Rapids Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility’s future electricity needs. On Monday, April 17 the City will team with Founders to inform the public about implementation of a biodigester that will treat a growing stream of highly concentrated food waste from Founders, Coca-Cola, Amway and SET Environmental. City and company officials will detail the plan at 4 p.m. in Founders’ Centennial Room, 235 Grandville Ave SW. Residents and company enthusiasts are encouraged to attend this free event.