Items Tagged with 'Mark Washington'


City manager touts sustainability, equity

Forum provides window into city’s strategic plan surrounding justice, health and the environment.

February 21, 2020
Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington recently provided a progress report on some key components of the city’s new strategic plan and its planned next steps in those areas. Read More

Grand Rapids 'bolstering safety' through pilot programs

July 9, 2019
The city of Grand Rapids is developing new "community-based" pilot programs to help keep its residents active and safe this summer in the wake of a recent shooting at Joe Taylor Park. Read More

Street Talk: Let’s talk business first

Call of duty.

June 14, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order earlier this month meant to streamline and better coordinate efforts within state government to meet business and labor needs. Read More

City commission approves 2020 budget

The $553M spending plan reduces city’s property tax millage rate from 8.9710 mills to 8.9011 mills.

May 24, 2019
Grand Rapids’ budget for fiscal year 2020 is officially on track to begin July 1. The new plan establishes a series of operating, debt service and capital appropriations focused on the city’s strategic plan. Read More

Street Talk: Let’s talk streets

Travel team.

May 10, 2019
’Tis the season for detours and weaving in and out of orange cones. But while Grand Rapids motorists are grappling with new ways to add five or 10 minutes to their commute, the new construction actually is the latest installment of a long-term plan. Read More

City adopts four-year strategic plan

Covering fiscal years 2020 to 2023, vision includes ‘the opportunity for a high quality of life for all.’

April 12, 2019
The Grand Rapids City Commission last week voted unanimously to adopt a four-year strategic plan for the city. The plan covers fiscal years 2020 to 2023 and includes the organization’s values, vision and mission. Read More

Inside Track: New city, same challenges

Mark Washington uses prior experience working for city of Austin to guide him as city manager in Grand Rapids.

January 11, 2019
Mark Washington was appointed Grand Rapids city manager just seven months ago in July, but for him, it feels like forever ago. Read More

City gives new administrator three-year contract

August 15, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids has approved its contract with the new city manager. Read More

Grand Rapids names city manager

July 31, 2018
The next city manager of Grand Rapids has been selected. Read More