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

Teresa Branson

Chief Inclusion Officer
Kent County

Patti Caudill

Diversity & Inclusion Manager
City of Grand Rapids

Guillermo Cisneros

Executive Director
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Omar Cuevas

VP of Sales and Marketing
Grand Rapids Chamber

Hollin De La Cruz

Welcome Plan Coordinator
Kent County

Mirabel N. Fonyuy Umenei

Founder/CEO Motherland Cultural Connections LLC
Director African Collaborative Network

Dilli Gautam, MPH

President – Bhutanese Community of Michigan
Welcome Plan At Large Consultant

Elvira Kovachevich

Former Welcome Plan Project Coordinator
Samaritas

Lori Latham

Public Relations Director
Kent County

Joel Lautenbach

Executive Director of Development
Samaritas

Carlos Martinez

Director of Development
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Stacy Stout

Director of Equity & Engagement
City of Grand Rapids