GR Forward Goal 4 Alliance Expand Job Opportunity & Ensure Continued Vitality of the Local Economy

The GR Forward Goal 4 Alliance is a citizen-led council that advises DGRI staff on programs and projects related that enable Downtown GR's economy and business climate to thrive. Click here to read more about GR Forward Goal 4 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 finance, education, entretpreneurship, small business ownership 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. Jorge Gonzalez, Chair

    Start Garden

  2. Ryan Bolhuis

    Downtown Market

  3. Alex Caceres

    United Bank

  4. Brent Case

    The Right Place

  5. Trevor Corlett

    Madcap Coffee

  6. Omar Cuevas

    Grand Rapids Chamber

  7. John Hendershot

    Rende Progress Capitol

  8. AJ Hills

    City of Grand Rapids

  9. Caleb Hollier

    Gill Industries

  10. Heather Ibrahim

    Dwelling Place

  11. Alice Jasper

    Local First

  12. Ana Jose

    Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  13. Jono Klooster

    City Of Grand Rapids

  14. Alysha Lach White

    Little Space Studios

  15. Brandy McCallum

    AHC Hospitality

  16. Ingrid Miller

    Uptown CIA

  17. Rick Muschiana


  18. Attah Obande

    Spring GR

  19. Tyler Petersen

    Opportunity Resource Fund

  20. Kareem Scales

    New York Life

  21. Scott Stenstrom

    Fifth Third Bank

  22. Brianna Vasquez de Pereira

    Kent Schools Services Network

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

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