DGRI Board of Advisors

Raising a 21st century city requires broad and meaningful community collaboration. Toward this end the Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Board of Advisors brings influential leaders from different organizations together around a common table and agenda for building a strong city center.

The Board draws membership from the executive leadership of key community organizations, plus the Chairperson from each of DGRI's fiduciary boards - the DDA, the DID, and the Monroe North TIFA - as well as each of DGRI's citizen-led Alliances.

The DGRI Board of Advisors does not make financial decisions. Rather it provides a structured forum for continuous conversation and heightened collaboration that helps drive DGRI's vision and strategy, encourage mutually reinforcing activities among all participants, and deliver better results for the community.

Board Members

  1. Nikos Monoyios, Chair

    The Rapid

  2. Kayem Dunn

    Organizational Development Consultant

  3. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss

    City of Grand Rapids

  4. Commissioner Jim Saalfeld

    Kent County

  5. Rick Baker

    Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

  6. Shaun Biel

    Spectrum Health

  7. Richard Bishop

    Grand Rapids Whitewater

  8. Wayman Britt

    Kent County

  9. Jorge Gonzalez

    Start Garden

  10. Brian Harris

    Independent

  11. Bob Herr

    Independent

  12. Birgit Klohs

    The Right Place

  13. Teresa Weatherall Neal

    Grand Rapids Public Schools

  14. Doug Small

    Experience Grand Rapids

  15. Monica Steimle-App

    Rockford Construction

  16. Eddie Tadlock

    SMG

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

View Past Meetings
  1. 29 Pearl St. NW, Suite 1

Announcements

Performance Management

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. adopted a set of 15 indicators intended to help inform the overall performance and health of Downtown. While some of these items are outside of DGRI's direct control, they do help to indicate the direction that the community is moving relative to various ambitions associated with the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of Downtown. The 15 indicators reflect respective priorities of the DDA, the DID, and the MNTIFA and were also informed by GR Forward and other community planning efforts such as Green Grand Rapids.

Annual Reports

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. works to continually elevate Downtown GR as the best-in-class heart of an American city. The Annual Report reflects on the distance Downtown has traveled in the past year and enlightens the path towards realizing the community's vision for Downtown.

Freedom of Information

Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ensures public access to government records. DGRI's FOIA Procedures and Guidelines describe the process and expectations for the public to submit formal requests information. If you seek something specific, give us a call. We will help you find it.