Urban Agriculture Committee

Department in Charge of This Board

Parks and Recreation

About the Board

We educate the public about the benefits of urban agriculture in Grand Rapids. We offer our knowledge to policymakers in several areas:

  • The development of urban food production infrastructure
  • Policies that involve urban agriculture and urban planning
  • City efforts to promote health, nutrition, food production, food access, and agricultural economics

City Code Sec. 6.50 grants our board its authority

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Board Composition

  • 13 members
  • The Mayor appoints 4 members
  • The City Commission appoints 6 members
  • The City Manager appoints 3 members

The Mayor's Appointees

  • 1 represents a farmers' market
  • 1 represents a local agricultural organization
  • 1 represents GRPS
  • 1 represents Kent County

The City Manager's Appointees

  • 1 member from Blanford Nature Center
  • 1 is a City staff member responsible in the areas of zoning, economic development, or code enforcement
  • 1 is a City staff member responsible in the area of Parks and Recreation

Connie Bohatch

City Manager Appointment
City Staff Member responsible for zoning, economic development, or code enforcement
Non-Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Carlos Calderon

Commissioner Ysasi Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Matthew Channing

Mayoral Appointment
Representative of Kent County
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Robert Cloy

Commissioner Moody Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Marshall Kilgore

Commissioner Knight Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Steve Krogman

City Manager Appointment
City Staff Member responsible for parks and recreation
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Muriel Lutes

Commissioner Robbins Appointment Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Evvia Marshall

Commissioner O'Connor Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Kimberly Moore

Commissioner Perdue Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2025

Crystal Tunstall

Mayoral Appointment
Member Representing a Local Agriculture Organization
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2025

Vacancy

City Manager Appointment
Member Representing the Blandford Nature Center
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Vacancy

Mayoral Appointment
Member representing a Farmers Market
Term ends: 1/6/2025

Vacancy

Mayoral Appointment
Representative of Grand Rapids Public Schools
Term Ends: 1/6/2025