Items Tagged with 'State of the City'
In third State of the City address, Bliss details progress of 2017, challenges for 2018.
The positive developments in Grand Rapids last year happened because of community partnerships, according to Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. She said teamwork will be even more essential heading into a challenging 2018. Read More
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’ second State of the City address, delivered March 2, provided ample proof the mayor intends to continue to make racial equity issues a central focus of her work. Read More
New mayor identifies neighborhood and sustainability actions in first State of the City address.
The iconic 1892-built Harris Building at 111 S. Division Ave. housed another historic event last week as the first female mayor of Grand Rapids delivered the State of the City address for 2016. Read More
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell outlined his priorities for the city in his annual — and last — address, once again challenging both the private and public sectors to accomplish new objectives related to environmental preservation issues. Read More
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell focused on five capital-intensive demands in his State of the City address Saturday, “any one of which could sink us, and none of which could be accomplished without additional resources.” Read More
Mayor George Heartwell on Saturday provided his annual State of the City speech, outlining progress on key initiatives, which, in fact, could be seen in headlines across the country in publications from Forbes, the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read More
Companies have joined him in trying to make the future better for city’s youth.
The plight of the city’s young people topped Mayor George Heartwell’s 10th State of the City address Saturday at DeVos Place, and he credited a lengthy list of local businesses for making his Mayor’s 50 program a success last year. Read More
The U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids heard arguments last week in the state’s attempt to block the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from asking the federal government to take its newly purchased Lansing property into trust so it can build a casino there. Read More