LINC’s OurCity Academy is a program designed to help Grand Rapidians find services and resources in our community. The four-class series will focus on empowering residents to lift their voice in the community. LINC is committed to ensuring that all community members can live, work, and play in Grand Rapids.
OurCity Academy class dates and topics are as follows:
October 9, 5:00 – 6:15 City Structure and How it Works.
Presenter: Tom Almonte, Managing Director.
October 23, 5:00 – 6:15 City Attorney’s Office and its functions.
Presenter: Anita Hitchcock, City Attorney
November 6, 5:00 – 6:15 City Budget and Where your dollar goes.
Presenter: Jon Globensky, City Treasurer
Dinner and presentation begins at 5:00 pm in the Linc Up Gallery. Transportation will be provided for those who want to attend the City Commission meeting afterward
Thursday market at UMCH, 9:30am-1pm, UMCH, , 904 Sheldon SE 49507
No market Oct. 27
The next market will take place Nov. 4 11a.m. – 4p.m. at Linc, 167 Madison Ave. SE
Last Saturday, the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market set up shop in LINC’s parking lot at 167 Madison Ave. SE. Shoppers began crowding around vendors’ tables before they even had a chance to set up. Yes, the location has changed but the vendors remain the same! Stop by for Southeast GR’s finest greens, local produce, cottage kitchen foods and more!
Due to ongoing construction at MLK Jr. Park, the market will operate at LINC on Nov. 4 and 11. The market will not take place Oct. 27.
As always, we welcome Bridge Card, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC ,
Sr. Project Fresh and SEAFM Market Bucks.
Come to the LINC Gallery, 341 Hall St. SE, for a community meeting Thursday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to learn about the investigation and clean up of dangerous chemicals in the Hall St. and Madison Ave. area.
Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) along with a doctor and fellow residents will take questions from the community.
Bring your neighbors and your questions! Contact us at 616.451.9140 with any questions.
On Mondays, LINC invites city residents to gather at the LINC Gallery at 5 p.m., eat dinner take a 6 p.m. bus to the 6:30 p.m. GRPS school board meeting. On Tuesdays, gather at the LINC Gallery at 5:30 p.m., eat dinner take a 6:30 p.m. bus to the 7 p.m. GRPS school board meeting.
Residents taking part will look at specific action issues that they may want to work on. “It isn’t just attending the meetings for the sake of attending the meetings,” says Stephanie Gingerich, Real Estate Development Director for LINC Community Revitalization Inc. “Although I do think that people’s presence in the audience is a statement in and of itself.”
For information, call LINC at 616-451-9140 and see how you can get involved.