Inspiring a Neighborhood
Established in 1978, the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association has worked to make our neighborhood a safe, attractive place for our residents. Our funding comes from multiple sources, including CDBG funds which are administered through the City of Grand Rapids; ongoing gifts from foundations; and from our area’s businesses and residents. Our staff includes 1 Director and 2 Crime Prevention Organizers who are bilingual in English and Spanish. RPNA’s board of directors includes 10 members —mostly people who live in the neighborhood. In the early 1990’s, the RPNA recognized that Grandville Avenue is the key to the success of the rest of the neighborhood, and we have focused many of our resources on this critical corridor.
Some of RPNA's accomplishments include:
The neighborhood boundaries are Wealthy to the north, Burton to the south, Clyde Park / Godfrey to the West and Century Avenue to the east.
Board of Directors
Pastor Reggie Smith, President
Heather Rosema de Olivares, Vice President
Dr. Bruce Roller, Treasurer
Carol Watkins, Secretary
Richard Perez, JD
Amy Brower, Executive Director
Joselin Daza, Bilingual Crime Prevention & Community Organizer
Arlette Perez-Aguirre, Bilingual Crime Prevention & Community Organizer