About


History of the Authority

The Authority is a public body corporate created in 2012 through an Interlocal Agreement between the cities of Grand Rapids and Livonia. The purpose of this Agreement is to create and empower the Authority to exercise the common powers, privileges, and authority of the parties to engage in cooperative activities with other public agencies consistent with this agreement. The Authority is a “virtual” city authorized to do anything a Michigan municipal corporation can do but it has no geographic boundaries.


Governance

Executive Committee

Stacie Behler

Chairperson

Group Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications
Meijer 

James Cambridge
Secretary
Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC

Eric DeLong
Treasurer
Deputy City Manager
City of Grand Rapids

Doug Smith
Member
Senior Advisor for Urban Initiatives
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Al Vanderberg
Member
County Administrator
Ottawa County


Authority Board


Stacie Behler
Chairperson
Group Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications

Meijer

Doug Wiescinski
Vice Chairperson
Information Technology Consulting Partner
Plante Moran

James Cambridge
Secretary
Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC

Eric DeLong
Treasurer
Deputy City Manager
City of Grand Rapids

Phil Bertolini

Member
CIO/Deputy County Executive
Oakland County

Jeff Dood

Member
City of Grand Rapids

Brian Meakin
Member
City of Livonia

Peggy Jury, SVP
Member

Chief Financial Officer
Michigan Association of CPAs

Dominick Pallone
Member
Deputy Director
Michigan Association of Health Plans

Doug Smith
Member
Senior Advisor for Urban Initiatives
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Al Vanderberg
Member
County Administrator
Ottawa County

Related Documents

Interlocal Agreement
Authority By-Laws