West Side Corridor Improvement Authority

Department in Charge of This Board

Economic Development

About the Board

The Westside CIA works to revitalize the commercial and mixed used business corridors within its boundaries. It does this by:

  • Making permanent, one time improvements in their district
  • Hosting marketing and promotional activities
  • Providing a forum for discussions on investment and development projects.

This CIA includes the following business districts:

  • Stockbridge
  • West Fulton
  • West Leonard

Apply for Boards and Commissions

Board Composition

  • 9 members
  • One member is appointed as the Mayor's "Designee"
  • At least one member must live within a half a mile of the CIA
  • The majority of members must have ownership or business interest in property located in the CIA
  • There must be a member with a business interest from each business district in the CIA
  • Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Commission on December 31

Budgets

Residency Requirement

As long as one member within the board resides within half a mile of the CIA, there are no other residency requirements.


Term Limits

Your term on this board is for 4 years. There is no term limit, so you can serve an unlimited number of terms.


Compensation

There is no compensation for members on this board.

Peter Brand

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends 12/31/2019


Johnny Brann, Jr. (Chair)

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Non-Resident
Term ends 12/31/2019


Daniel Grinwis

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends 12/31/2021


Lisa Haynes (Secretary)

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends 12/31/2020


Michael Lomonaco (Vice-Chair)

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends 12/31/2021


Paola Mendivil

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends 12/31/2022


Commissioner Jon O'Connor

Mayoral Appointment
Mayor's Designee
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends 12/31/2021


Dave Shaffer

Mayoral Appointment
Member-At-Large
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends 12/31/2021


Andrew Sisson

Mayoral Appointment
Resident
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends 12/31/2020

Exterior Upgrades

Are you a commercial business owner or property owner within the West Side Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Boundary? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the West Side CIA Business Improvement Grant Program.

This program gives financial reimbursement of up to $10,000 for upgrades or alterations to building exteriors.


Apply

Business Improvement Grant Program Application(PDF, 2MB)


Security Cameras

If you plan to apply for the purchase of exterior security cameras through the Business Improvement Grant Program, the West Side CIA encourages you to consider participating in the Grand Rapids Police Department's Voluntary Camera Registration Program, where business and property owners can register their security cameras to help the police in the event of a crime. Participation in this program is not a requirement to obtain reimbursement for the purchase of security cameras.

The West Side CIA does not have any active contracts.