Come celebrate another year of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks at our Annual Spring Membership Event:
This event is free and open to everyone!
May 21st, 6:30pm
City Flats Hotel - Grand Rapids
- Listen to a special keynote presentation by Alexie Torres-Fleming (bio below)
- Mingle with Friends and receive updates on community achievements for parks and urban forestry
- Honor community volunteers and leaders making a difference in our city with the 2015 Garfield Awards for Civic and Community Leadership, Volunteer of the Year, and Above and Beyond Award.
The event is free with light appetizers. Casual attire.
More About Presenter Alexie Torres-Fleming:
“Torres-Fleming has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the 2008 Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism; The Caritas Medal from the Vincentian Society for her service to the poor; and the “Servitor Pacis—Servant of Peace” award from the Permanent Observer Mission of the Vatican to the United Nations. In January 2009, she was named one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by the Utne Reader. In addition to her work with YMPJ, she sits on several boards, and is the co-founder of such organizations as the Bronx River Alliance and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance.”