AFL Alliance for Livability

The Alliance for Livability is a citizen-led council that advises the DGRI management staff on projects related to cleanliness and safety, mobility, beautification, and asset management. The Alliance brings together people with different knowledge, perspectives, and backgrounds to solve problems, identity opportunities, and support the day-to-day work of improving Grand Rapids' central city.

Appointed by the DGRI Board of Advisors, members typically have personal interest and/or professional expertise in public safety, transportation planning, landscape architecture, design, housing and urban living. The Alliance meets monthly and provides the DGRI management staff with critical input that drives organizational budgets, programs, events, projects, incentives, and services.

Board Members

  1. Lynee Wells, Chair

    Williams and Works

  2. Shaun Biel

    Spectrum Health

  3. Trevor Bosworth

    Viridis Design Group

  4. Ben Bozek

    Michigan Department of Transportation

  5. Asante Cain

    Grand Rapids Public Library

  6. Lamont Cole

    Grand Rapids Urban League

  7. Amy Cogswell

    Citizen

  8. Robert Dean

    Grand Rapids Children's Museum

  9. Joe Elliott

    RDV Corporation

  10. Christian Frank

    FOX 17

  11. Erika Hanson

    Central District Cyclery

  12. Johannah Jelks

    SheRides

  13. Nicole Kosheba

    Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber

  14. Lynn Locke

    Disability Advocates of Kent County

  15. Lance Marconi

    Business Owner/Manager

  16. Jon Oeverman

    City of Grand Rapids

  17. Haley Patrone

    Start Garden

  18. Kelli Jo Peltier

    Make-A-Wish Michigan

  19. Marcia Rapp

    Block by Block

  20. Jenn Schaub

    Dwelling Place

  21. Jay Schrimpf

    Heartside Neighborhood Collaboration Project

  22. Rachel Tamez

    Gentex

  23. Aaron Terpstra

    City of Grand Rapids

  24. Regina Bradley

    Dwelling Place

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

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  1. DGRI (29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 1)
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