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Community Leadership Seminar Series
Learn about Grand Rapids from the people living in and leading the City.
- George Heartwell, Former Mayor of Grand Rapids, 2004-2015
- Kurt Reppart, 1st Ward City Commissioner and Jim Davis, Executive Director, Westside Collaborative
- Ryan Ver Wys, CEO, Inner City Christian Federation and Stephen Wooden, Housing and Community Development Associate, Dwelling Place
- John O'Connor, Owner of Long Road Distillers and 1st Ward City Commissioner, and Jermale Eddie, Owner of Malamiah Juice Bar & Eatery
- Mayor of Grand Rapids, Rosalynn Bliss
Explore issues and tour notable Grand Rapids sites
- Tour of Grand Rapids led by nonprofit partners WestSide Collaborative and Senior Neighbors
- Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives
- Affordable Housing Deep Dive, insight provided by Dwelling Place, Guiding Light, and Degage