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Suzanne Schulz to discuss shaping Grand Rapids at Department Open House

Suzanne Schulz to discuss shaping Grand Rapids at Department Open House

Suzanne Schulz, AICP, is the Managing Director of Design and Development for the City of Grand Rapids.  Suzanne oversees the Planning Department, Development Center, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Historic Preservation Commission.  She was the project manager for the City’s 2002 Master Plan, 2011 Green Grand Rapids Plan, and 2016 Nationally-acclaimed Vital Streets Plan and Design Guidelines; principal author of the City’s form-based Zoning Ordinance; and an integral part of the team that worked with the Commission-appointed Transformation Advisors and the Sustainable Streets Task Force to rebuild city finances. Suzanne serves as President of the Michigan Association of Planning. She is the former chair of the Michigan Complete Streets Advisory Council and is the Michigan Municipal League’s appointee to the Medical Marihuana Advisory Panel. Current work includes the GR Driving Change campaign, involvement in the effort to restore the city’s namesake rapids to the Grand River, creation of an Age-Friendly City Action Plan, and the South Division Corridor Equitable Development Plan. Outside of work, Suzanne has been a radio show co-host, former deli owner, and is a city resident with three children who attend Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Suzanne will discuss how emerging practices, technological advances, community expectations, and a comprehensive vision have shaped the place we see today. Learn how Grand Rapids continues to evolve as a premier mid-sized city.

The presentation will take place Tuesday, March 27 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in Kirkhof Center 2204, Pere Marquette.

Refreshments provided. Everyone is welcome.

Parking is free. No permit required in Lot H.

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