A CONVERSATION WITH GRAND RAPIDS MAYOR ROSALYNN BLISS
Date and Time
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:00 PM
Mayor Rosalynn Bliss became the first female mayor of Grand Rapids when she took office on January 1, 2016. She previously served as a Second Ward City Commissioner for 10 years. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Alabama and a master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University. She has over twenty years of experience in the fields of domestic violence and child welfare. She is past president of the Michigan Municipal League and serves on the boards of the Downtown Development Authority, Experience Grand Rapids, Convention Arena Authority, Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Mayor’s Innovation Project and Interurban Transit Partnership, and other organizations. Mayor Bliss has been recognized and honored locally as well as statewide for her commitment, dedication and work in the field of child abuse and neglect and for her leadership in the community. This semester she is teaching HNR 312, a junior seminar on leadership and problem-solving. Parking for off-campus guests will be available in Lot H.
This lecture is part of the Frederick Meijer Lecture Series. You can visit their website at https://www.gvsu.edu/honor/frederik-meijer-lecture-series-58.htm