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Breakfast with Congressman Amash

Breakfast with Congressman Amash

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast with Congressman Justin Amash, who represents Michigan’s 3rd District.  The breakfast is scheduled on Monday, December 12 from 7:30am – 9:30am at the Hilton Hotel at 4747 28th Street SE.  The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  To register go to  www.grandrapids.org/congressional-breakfast  or call 616-771-0303.   

 

The 3rd Congressional District covers Barry and Ionia counties and most of Kent County.  Amash serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  He is a Republican from Cascade Township.

City Commission 1st Ward Vacancy

City Commission 1st Ward Vacancy

From: http://www.eastgr.org

The City Commission is now accepting applications from residents of the 1st Ward to fill the vacant 1st Ward commission seat. This vacancy was created when City Commissioner Amna Seibold was sworn in as Mayor on December 5th. The City Commission will now appoint someone to fill this position until the next city election in November 2013.

Requirements:

Want to serve the city?

The City Commission is now accepting applications from residents of the 1st Ward to fill the vacant 1st Ward commission seat. This vacancy was created when City Commissioner Amna Seibold was sworn in as Mayor on December 5th. The City Commission will now appoint someone to fill this position until the next city election in November 2013.

Requirements:

  • A registered voter (must be 18 years old and a US citizen)
  • A resident of East Grand Rapids for at least one year
  • Must live in the 1st Ward of the City (light green and medium green sections of map below). Hint:  If you vote at City Hall or at the Middle School on election days, you live in the First Ward.

Reminder: Applications Due for Board of Education Trustee Opening

Reminder: Applications Due for Board of Education Trustee Opening

From: http://www.egrps.org

The East Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education announces a trustee vacancy as a result of the resignation of Julie M. Ridenour effective November 30, 2011. Under Michigan Law, the vacancy must be filled within 30 days. The Board intends to complete its search and appoint a replacement by December 30, 2011. Under current law, the appointee's term shall run through June 30, 2012 (there is a bill awaiting the Governor's signature that, if signed, would possibly extend this appointment until December 31, 2012).

Viable candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a United States citizen, a resident of the State of Michigan and East Grand Rapids Public School District on or before November 30, 2011, and a registered voter in East Grand Rapids Public School District. Property ownership is not a requirement.

Board of Education Trustee Opening

Board of Education Trustee Opening

From: http://www.egrps.org

The East Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education announces a trustee vacancy as a result of the resignation of Julie M. Ridenour effective November 30, 2011. Under Michigan Law, the vacancy must be filled within 30 days. The Board intends to complete its search and appoint a replacement by December 30, 2011. Under current law, the appointee's term shall run through June 30, 2012 (there is a bill awaiting the Governor's signature that, if signed, would possibly extend this appointment until December 31, 2012).

Viable candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a United States citizen, a resident of the State of Michigan and East Grand Rapids Public School District on or before November 30, 2011, and a registered voter in East Grand Rapids Public School District. Property ownership is not a requirement.

East Grand Rapids Election Results

East Grand Rapids Election Results

Elections were held throughout the country on Tuesday. In East Grand Rapids, voters had just four races to vote on.

Three of the four races were uncontested making Amna P. Seibold the Mayor, Bill Graham the 1st Ward City Commissioner and Paul G. Goebel the 2nd Ward City Commissioner.

Brian Miller came out on top in the race for 3rd Ward City Commissioner with 356 votes to Donald Markham's 296 votes.

Voter turnout for the election was low at just over thirteen percent.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

November Election

November Election

From: http://www.eastgr.org

On Tuesday, November 8th, East Grand Rapids voters will elect a new Mayor and a City Commissioner in each of the City's three wards. Polls will be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm at your usual polling location. Unofficial results will be posted on the City's website or on local media websites as soon as they are available after the polls close.

If you will be out of town next week, you can vote by absentee ballot before you leave. Just stop by City Hall or call 949-2110 to arrange for your ballot. Absentee ballots are kept sealed until election day and then fed into the tabulators at each precinct.