GR Forward Goal 5 Alliance Reinvest in Public Space, Culture & Inclusive Programming

The 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.


  1. Brandy Moeller, Chair


  2. Stephanie Adams

    Friends of GR Parks

  3. Shaun Biel

    Spectrum Health

  4. Adrienne Brown-Reasner

    Grand Rapids Children's Museum

  5. Luis Calderon

    Prestige Transportation

  6. Camie Castenada

    Nottawaseppi Huron Bank of the Pottawatomi

  7. Karrie Enriquez

    City of Grand Rapids, Parks

  8. Emily Evers

    Artists Creating Together

  9. Amanda Gielczyk

    Downtown Market

  10. Landon Jones

    Wolverine Building Group

  11. Lisa Knight

    Grand Rapids Urban League

  12. Ashlee Lambart

    Kendall College of Art & Design

  13. Chad LeRoux

    AHC+ Hospitality

  14. Nick Nortier

    Old Growth Creative

  15. Amelea Pegman


  16. Kelli Jo Peltier

    Make-A-Wish Michigan

  17. Evette Pittman

    City of Grand Rapids, Special Events

  18. Reb Roberts

    Sanctuary Folk Art

  19. Vaughan Stevens II

    Comcast Communications

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

View Past Meetings
  1. DGRI Lyon Room (29 Pearl Street NW, Suite 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49305)
  2. DGRI Lyon Room (29 Pearl Street NW, Suite 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
  3. DGRI Lyon Room (29 Pearl Street NW, Suite 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49305)