The inagural Grand Rapids Asian Festival in downtown Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle on Saturday, June 10th 2017. ©2017 Photos by Two Eagles Marcus, GlitterBooth.com

About Us

KENT COUNTY WELCOME PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE

Brandon Davis

Director of Oversight and Public Accountability
City of Grand Rapids

Carlos Martinez

Director of Development
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Dilli Gautam, MPH

President
Bhutanese Community of Michigan
Welcome Plan At Large Consultant

Hollin De La Cruz

Welcome Plan Coordinator
Kent County

Joel Lautenbach

Executive Director of Development
Samaritas

Marcial Benavidez Jr.

Communications Specialist
West Michigan Welcome Plan

Mirabel N. Fonyuy Umenei

Founder/CEO
Motherland Cultural Connections LLC
Director African Collaborative Network
Welcome Plan At Large Consultant

Omar Cuevas

VP of Sales and Marketing
Grand Rapids Chamber

Sierra Hatfield
Equity Analyst

Teresa Branson

Chief Inclusion Officer
Kent County

LEGACY FOUNDING MEMBERS

Lori Latham

Public Relations Director
Kent County

Guillermo Cisneros

Executive Director
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Elvira Kovachevich

Former Welcome Plan Project Coordinator
Samaritas

Stacy Stout

Director of Equity & Engagement
City of Grand Rapids

Patti Caudill

Diversity & Inclusion Manager
City of Grand Rapids