GR Forward Goal 1 Alliance Reestablish the Grand River as the draw

The GR Forward Goal 1 Alliance is a citizen-led council that advises DGRI staff on projects related to re-establishing the Grand River as the draw to Downtown, the City and West Michigan region. Click here to read more about GR Forward Goal 1 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 water and environmental issues, architecture and design, tourism and economic development.

The Alliance meets regularly and provides the DGRI management staff with critical input that drives organizational budgets, programs, events, projects, incentives, and services.


  1. Eddie Tadlock, Chair


  2. Drake Harper

    Harper Tasty Foods

  3. Elyse Mathos

    Spectrum Health Foundation

  4. Isaac Degraaf

    Dwelling Place

  5. Janet Korn

    Experience Grand Rapids

  6. Joe Elliot

    RDV Corporation

  7. Laura Cleypool

    City of Grand Rapids, Parks

  8. Lindsey Gadbois

    Viridis Design Group

  9. Maleah Beatty

    Williams & Works

  10. Mark Roys

    WSB Properties LLC

  11. Matt Chapman

    Grand Rapids White Water

  12. Nolan Miller

    Progressive AE

  13. Rachel Hood

    State Representative

  14. Sergio Cira-Reyes

    Urban Core Collective

  15. Ted Lott

    Lott3Metz Architecture

  16. Tom Hoving

    Retired Resident

  17. Traci Montgomery


  18. Tyler Kanczuzewski

    Inovateus Solar

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

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  1. GR Forward Goal 1 Alliance DGRI (29 Pearl Street NW Suite 1)