Neighborhood Improvement Strategy

TNeighbors planting trees togetherhe Neighborhood Improvement Committee is in the process of updating its main guidance document, referred to as the Neighborhood Improvement Strategy, and invites you to provide your input about what creates the conditions for flourishing neighborhoods. You are invited to attend one of several meetings planned to gather input about how the City can best encourage and support the development of resilient, healthy neighborhoods. If unable to attend one of the meetings listed below, you are encouraged to provide your input using the form at the bottom of this page, which asks several questions, such as “what would make my neighborhood stronger, healthier, more complete, or more resilient?”  

Young children making art with sidewalk chalkYou can read more about the vision being developed by the Neighborhood Improvement Committee that will form the foundation for the new strategy here

Questions? Contact Mark Kornelis, Community Development Coordinator at, or 616-355-3139. 

Please reach out using the contact information above to let us know of any needed translation services or any other needed accommodations. (Please provide notice of at least four days.)

Upcoming Meetings


Thursday, May 19, 2022

  • 6:30 to 7:30 pm (come for a soup supper at 6:00) 
  • Maplewood Reformed Church, 133 E 34th Street

Holland Heights: 

Monday, May 23, 2022

  • 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Community Action House, 739 Paw Paw Drive

Central Holland:

Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • 10:00 to 11:00 am
  • Herrick District Library-Main Floor Meeting Rm, 300 S River Ave

Montello Park/West:

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

  • 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Casa de Mi Padre / Montello Park Ministry Center, 609 W 20th Street

If you are unable to attend one of the above meetings, or have additional feedback to share, you are welcome to complete the form below.

Neighborhood Improvement Strategy Feedback Form

  1. Thank you for providing feedback! If you have additional thoughts or questions please contact Mark Kornelis at, or 616-355-3139.
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