and Grand Rapids Community Foundation
teamed up to have a “knotty” conversation on how young professionals can build genuine relationships and how the community can help foster an environment where all people are welcome and present at tables of power. Panelists and the audience explored the importance of civic engagement, how networks play a role in changing power dynamics, and how the community can better foster engagement from all stakeholders.
Matthew Downey, Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Graci Harkema, TEKsystems
Stacey Stout, City of Grand Rapids
Skot Welch, Moderator, Global Bridgebuilders