Third Ward residents invited to join commissioners on listening tour

Published on September 13, 2018

Third Ward Commissioners Senita Lenear and Nathaniel Moody

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Residents of the Third Ward are invited to join Third Ward Commissioners Senita Lenear and Nathaniel Moody on their upcoming listening tour. The fall tour is an opportunity for residents to share with their elected officials what’s working and what’s not in the Third Ward and in the city.

The two-session tour kicks off Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Beacon Hill Community House Auditorium, 1919 Boston St. SE. The second session is set for Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald R. Ford Academic Center, 851 Madison Ave. SE. The Sept. 27 session will include only Commissioner Moody.

“As the City Commission works on such complex issues as equity, housing affordability, community and police relations, economic development and much more, it is critically important that Third Ward voices are heard,” Commissioner Lenear said. “I look forward to connecting with residents to listen to their ideas and concerns so we can work together to make our city a great place for everyone.”

Commissioner Moody, who was appointed to the City Commission in July, said he was eager to meet with residents.

“As a newly appointed commissioner, I am interested in hearing from residents about the issues that matter most to them,” Commissioner Moody said. “Collaboration is important. The more we talk to one another and the more we as commissioners hear from residents, the better understanding we have of what’s happening in the community."

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