Items Tagged with 'Rosalynn Bliss'

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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

GRBJ Podcast: Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss

December 6, 2016
Rosalynn Bliss — the mayor of Grand Rapids — is the featured guest in episode 11 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Street Talk: Something about Mary

Scoreboard watching.

October 14, 2016
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is now the fifth-largest independent rehabilitation hospital in the United States. Read More

Municipal nonprofit names Grand Rapids mayor board president

September 15, 2016
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss has been named board president of a statewide municipal nonprofit. Read More

Food truck ordinance around the corner

City ordinance would allow eateries more freedom to operate on public property downtown.

July 22, 2016
There’s now heavy legal energy moving behind Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’s dream of having more food trucks in the downtown area. Read More

Grand Rapids gets its message out to states’ leaders

Panel discusses city’s strengths at annual meeting of lieutenant governors.

July 8, 2016
Local stakeholders got a chance to tell the country’s lieutenant governors how grand Grand Rapids is. Read More

Snyder names West Michigan leaders to lead poisoning board

July 5, 2016
A pair of West Michigan leaders will serve on a new board to develop a statewide strategy to prevent childhood exposure to lead. Read More