Items Tagged with 'Rosalynn Bliss'

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Goals to measure effectiveness key in solving affordable housing issue

November 24, 2017
Two very different meetings were held a day apart last week to give community discussion to the increasingly obvious affordable housing issue in Grand Rapids. Read More

Affordable housing plan moves forward

City commission presents proposals to amend zoning, add incentives to create ‘housing choice.’

November 17, 2017
The Grand Rapids City Commission unveiled its plan to address the city’s affordable housing crunch by spurring private development. Read More

Downtown hosting Lean In leadership conference

October 16, 2017
A local women’s professional organization is producing a leadership conference downtown this month. Read More

Street Talk: It’s all in the ask

Thoughts for food.

October 13, 2017
Are Michigan’s voting-age residents in favor of tax cuts as proposals make their way through the state and the nation’s capitals? Read More

Mayor Bliss urges community unity

Affordable housing, racial equity among topics discussed during ‘state of the city’ update.

August 25, 2017
Affordable housing, racial equity and improving police and community relations are at the top of the agenda for Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. Read More

Partners hosting technology forum downtown

August 17, 2017
The mayor will speak at an upcoming event on expanding access to technology training and jobs in West Michigan. Read More

City launches initiative for racial equity

Mayor, higher ed leaders, private sector will seek inclusive solutions for boosting minority employment and job creation.

June 16, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss promised in her 2016 State of the City address that she would focus on racial equity, and she intends to keep her word. Read More

Racial equity issues most rooted in education

June 16, 2017
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is providing sustained city leadership in the quest for racial equity in the community, last year winning Grand Rapids a selection as one of five cities in the country to become part of the Racial Equity Here effort. Read More

Consultants urge city to improve equity for better competition

There is ‘limited alignment’ between thinking about equity and implementing it in practices, policies and incentives.

March 24, 2017
Following a weeklong visit from representatives from the Rose Center for Public Leadership, city officials were debriefed on how Grand Rapids can improve its equity. Read More

Letter: State of the City focuses on racial equity, promises future outcomes

March 10, 2017
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