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    The creation of engaging opportunities for our partners, stakeholders, and the
    public to contribute to the betterment of Downtown is among the key principles to
    our community-based model for DDA investment and decision making.


    Speaker Series: Mitchell J. Silver, AICP
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    It is with great excitement that I extend an invitation to you to attend the first of the DGRI's upcoming Speaker Series on urban issues that will shape the next generation of our Downtown.  
    Who: Mitchell J. Silver, AICP (Featured Speaker)
    What: A Community Conversation about leadership through planning
    When: Thursday, August 29th
    • Check-in / Refreshments – 5:30 PM
    • Presentation – 6:00 PM
    Where: Kendall College – Old Federal Building (17 Pearl – Room 217)
    Why: The future is ours to shape. How we get there will influence that shape. 
    RSVP: Recommended, but not mandatory.
    This event is brought to you with the help of many of Downtown’s great community organizations, including: Experience Grand Rapids, GRAM, The Salon Urbanist Meetup, the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, The Rapid, the City of Grand Rapids, and Kendall College of Art and Design.  To ease your viral-sharing abilities, please consider sharing the attached poster with your contacts.