Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss has been appointed to an important state committee by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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On June 28, 2024, Governor Whitmer named Mayor Bliss to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Executive Committee.

The MEDC Executive Committee plays a key role in guiding Michigan's economic growth.

It helps set policies and directions for programs that aim to boost the state's economy.

As a member, Mayor Bliss will have a say in approving budgets and choosing the organization's top leader.

Mayor Bliss brings her valuable experience to this role.

She has been the mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan's second-largest city, since 2016.

Before becoming mayor, she served on the City Commission for 10 years.

Bliss has a background in social work and has been recognized for her community leadership.

In her new position, which runs until April 2027, Mayor Bliss will represent public entities on the committee.

She expressed excitement about joining, noting that economic development is crucial not just for Grand Rapids but for all of Michigan.

Grand Rapids has been so lucky to have Bliss as our mayor.

Bliss was kind enough to make a donation to Big Joe & Laura's Warm Hearts Coat Drive.

Credit: Big Joe Pesh / TSM Grand Rapids
Credit: Big Joe Pesh / TSM Grand Rapids

In the fall of 2023 Grand Rapidan's were asked to donate used coats in good condition or given the option to buy a new one.

Credit: Big Joe + Laura Show / Mix 95.7
Credit: Big Joe + Laura Show / Mix 95.7

They we're being collected and then donated to Neighbors For Neighbors, a Grand Rapids Non Profit that hands out essentials to the unhoused on the second Saturday of each month.

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