Items Tagged with 'Rosalynn Bliss'


Bliss sets ‘bold goals’ for business

New mayor identifies neighborhood and sustainability actions in first State of the City address.

February 5, 2016
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

Can Grand Rapids taxpayers afford utopia?

February 5, 2016
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss set an optimistic tone in her first State of the City speech, including visions of a utopia unbridled by any budget constraints or concerns. Read More

Grand Rapidians can expect a changing landscape

2016 will bring leadership transitions and continued development.

December 25, 2015
The city of Grand Rapids is “ringing in the New Year” with a transition of leadership, as Rosalynn Bliss assumes the mayoral role Jan. 1, Dave Allen becomes Third Ward Commissioner, and Jon O’Connor takes on the role of a First Ward Commissioner. Read More

Change Ups: Bliss selected vice president of MML

October 9, 2015
Grand Rapids Commissioner and Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss has been selected as the 2015-16 vice president of the Michigan Municipal League board of trustees. Read More

Municipal league names Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss board VP

October 6, 2015
Grand Rapids Commissioner and Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss has been named vice president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. Read More

Grand Rapids elects first female mayor

August 5, 2015
| By AP
The people of Grand Rapids have elected the city’s first female mayor. Read More

Summit produces action steps

Training, funding and information sharing top neighborhoods’ list of concerns.

May 8, 2015
Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss shared the outcomes of the recent Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit with her fellow commissioners last week, including three action steps that could be supported in the upcoming 2016 budget. Read More

Rosalynn Bliss represents Grand Rapids

October 7, 2014
Now serving her third term as Grand Rapids’ 2nd Ward city commissioner, Rosalynn Bliss has been actively engaged in projects she believes are important to the community. Read More

Grand Rapids agrees to sell tax-foreclosed properties to land bank

June 18, 2013
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss called the Kent County Land Bank Authority a valuable tool to redevelop blighted properties in the city. Read More

Uptown votes to assess itself for new BID

June 14, 2013
After years of preparing, planning and proposing, the Uptown Business Improvement District officially exists. Read More