City announces Third Ward Commissioner Vacancy Finalists

Published on February 20, 2024

Third Ward Commissioner Finalists ing Goei, Marshall Kilgore and John Krajewski

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –  Following the 25-minute interviews of all seven Third Ward Commissioner Vacancy Applicants today, the Grand Rapids City Commission’s Committee on Appointments recommended three final candidates to the full City Commission. The three final candidates who will be considered to fill the Third Ward Commission seat vacancy, created by the December 31 resignation of former Commissioner Nathaniel Moody, are Bing Goei, Marshall Kilgore and John Krajewski.

To view the Committee on Appointments YouTube interviews of

To review biographies and submitted essays of each finalist, please visit: grandrapidsmi.gov/vacancy.

Each finalist now will be interviewed by the full City Commission meeting in public session on Tuesday, March 5.The City Commission will deliberate and is expected to select its choice to fill the vacant Third Ward Commissioner seat at its Tuesday, March 19 meeting.

The March 5 City Commission and subcommittees meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Committee on Appointments – 8 a.m.
  • Fiscal Committee – 8:15 a.m.
  • Community Development Committee – 8:45 a.m.
  • Committee of the Whole – 9:30 a.m. (Interviews begin at 11:30 a.m.)
  • City Commission – 3:30 p.m.

Please note, that to accommodate the finalist interviews, the Economic Development Project Team meeting on March 5 is cancelled.

Public comment on the Third Ward Applicants will be welcomed at the March 5 afternoon meeting.  Public comments can also be emailed to cityclerk@grcity.us.

Comcast Channel 26 and the City of Grand Rapids Facebook page and YouTube channel will broadcast/ live stream all Third Ward Commissioner Finalist interviews, and all City Commission and subcommittee meetings.

For more information on the appointment process, visit grandrapidsmi.gov/vacancy.

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