Items Tagged with 'George Heartwell'


Mayor names champions of diversity

January 19, 2015
A prominent educator and the executive director of an inaugural art festival is one of four disability advocates who were recently recognized as a Champion of Diversity by the mayor of Grand Rapids. Read More

Heartwell’s call for additional climate action by private sector sets new bar

January 17, 2015
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

Mayor touts ‘bright future’ in final address

January 17, 2015
Mayor George Heartwell focused on three key areas Saturday morning during his last state of the city speech: equity, talent attraction and sustainability. Read More

Mayor Heartwell meets with Vice President Biden

November 19, 2014
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell was in Washington, D.C. this week with other local, state and tribal leaders from across the country to talk about climate change with Vice President Joe Biden. Read More

Grand Rapids mayor believes downtown living revitalizes a city

June 13, 2014
There is nothing better for sparking the “revitalization of a city than having people live downtown,” says Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell. Read More

Business input is vital to sustainability issues

March 7, 2014
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, a program that had its start 20 years ago, is presenting a luncheon program March 10, with the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter, on sustainability and resiliency. Read More

The importance of being welcoming to all

February 28, 2014
In his latest State of the City speech, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell said: “Talent comes in all shapes and forms and colors and ethnicities. It is homegrown and it finds its way here from someplace else. . . . Read More

Street Talk: Now, about that Grand Rapids income tax vote …

Food fun.

February 7, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for FY2015 sounds like maybe the state, at long last, will loosen the purse strings and share some funds with GR — which would be great for fixing Furniture City’s streets that are now more pothole than pavement. Read More

Grand Rapids considers tax increase for roads shortfall

January 13, 2014
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 advises federal task force on climate

November 4, 2013
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell will advise the Obama administration on how the federal government can help communities deal with extreme weather and other climate impacts. Read More