GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Neighborhood residents and community members a like are invited to celebrate the completion of a Quality of Life study done in the Martin Luther King Park Neighborhood. 

The celebration is set for 6:30 until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Martin Luther King Park Lodge, located at 900 Fuller Ave. SE.

The event will feature displays about the quality of life study’s community engagement process, report outs by study committee members, resource tables, cake and refreshments. 

The resource tables will include representatives and information from the City’s Diversity and Inclusion and Risk Management offices as well as its Parks and Recreation and Planning departments, ArtPrize, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids Urban League, Linc Up and MLK Park Neighborhood Association. ArtPrize will offer an art project for youth and the Planning Department will provide information about the City's recently adopted medical marijuana ordinance and what it means for residents.

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Residents of the Martin Luther King Park neighborhood have spent the past few months working on the study to understand quality of life in their community. They have developed actionable steps to improve residence experience. 

Thursday’s event is an opportunity to celebrate a new shared vision for the future and the collaborative, community-based solutions that residents have created for the Martin Luther King Park neighborhood, said Jordoun Eatman, the City’s lead neighborhood connector. 

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