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    Authority

    Act 281 OF P.A. 1986 as amended
    Act 248 of P.A. 2000
    MCLA 125.2151 et seq.
    Purpose The City Commission has determined to proceed with the establishment of a local development finance authority as a certified technology park, i.e. smartzone, by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation pursuant to the Act for the purpose of encouraging local development to prevent conditions of unemployment and promote economic growth. ​ The Board is composed of eleven (11) members, with seven (7) members appointed by the City of Grand Rapids.  One member is appointed by the Kent County Commission, one member is appointed and approved by the President of Grand Rapids Community College and two (2) members are appointed by the Superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools.
    Appointment
    City of Grand Rapids members are appointed by the Mayor with City Commission approval on December 31.
    Residency Requirement

    None.

    Term Each member's term is for four (4) years and not subject to the Service Limitation Policy.
    Meetings

    The Board meets at GR Current, 234 N. Division Avenue, on the third Friday of every odd month at 7:30 a.m.

    Current Annual Meeting Schedule​

    Compensation None.
    Liaison Kara Wood, Economic Development Director, 456-3196

    Current City members & term end
    James Bachmeier
    12/31/2016​
    Keith Brophy​
    12/31/2017
    Mayor Rosalynn Bliss
    12/31/2017​
    ​Jerry Kooiman
    12/31/2017
    Therese Thill
    12/31/2017​
    Mary Swanson
    12/31/2016
     
    Gerald Callahan
    12/31/2019
    ​Mark Holzbach
    12/31/2019

     

    ​Wendy VerHage Falb

    12/31/2017

    John Helmholdt

    12/31/2017

    Lisa Freiburger

    12/31/2019​

     

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