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.