GR Forward Goal 5 Alliance Reinvest in Public Space, Culture & Inclusive Programming
GR Forward Goal 5 Alliance is a citizen-led council that advises DGRI staff on programs and projects related to growing and increasingly inviting, welcoming and inclusive Downtown. Click here to read more about GR Forward Goal 5 background, purpose and recommendations. (PDF)
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 special events, tourism, parks, arts and culture.
The Alliance meets regularly and provides the DGRI management staff with critical input that drives organizational budgets, programs, events, projects, incentives, and services.
Stephanie Adams, Chair
Friends of GR Parks
Grand Valley Metro Council LGROW
Downtown Market Grand Rapids
Blandford Nature Center
Community Circle Theatre
City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation
Artists Creating Together
City of Grand Rapids, Special Events
Lions & Rabbits Art Gallery
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Grand Rapids Urban League
Disability Advocates of Kent County
Old Growth Creative
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Sanctuary Folk Art
GR Pride Center
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
View Past Meetings
Thursday, July 18, 2019
3:00PM – 4:30PM
DGRI Lyon Room (29 Pearl Street NW, Suite 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
Thursday, October 17, 2019
3:00PM – 4:30PM
DGRI Lyon Room (29 Pearl Street NW, Suite 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49305)
March 20, 2019
Funds available to help grow the Downtown "placemaking" movement.
March 6, 2019
The project will celebrate influential American women across Downtown Grand Rapids.