George Heartwell

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George Heartwell
George Heartwell.jpg
Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2004
Preceded by John H. Logie
Personal details
Alma mater Albion College
Website Official website

George Heartwell is the mayor of the city of Grand Rapids in the U.S. state of Michigan. He was sworn in on January 1, 2004, and is currently serving his third term.[1]

Education[edit]

Heartwell graduated from Albion College in 1971.[2]

Career[edit]

Prior to being mayor, Heartwell was a City Commissioner for the third ward of Grand Rapids from 1992-1999. Heartwell currently serves as President and CEO of Pilgrim Manor Retirement Community. He was Director of the Community Leadership Institute at Aquinas College, where he also was a professor in the Community Leadership undergraduate study program. Mayor Heartwell is an ordained minister for the United Church of Christ, and served for 14 years at Heartside Ministry, a program for the homeless in Grand Rapids. He was previously the president of Heartwell Mortgage Corporation. In August, 2007, Mayor Heartwell was re-elected to a second mayoral term in Grand Rapids. He won the primary election with 51% of the vote, eliminating the need for a general election run-off.[2][3]

Honors[edit]

  • 2005 - Albion College Distinguished Alumni Award[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayor George Heartwell". City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Grand Rapids Mayor Discusses Theology and Politics at Albion College". Albion College. April 12, 2004. Retrieved 5 March 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ KIM, JOO EUN (April 1, 2005). "Mayor George Heartwell: why he matters". Calvin College Chimes. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients by Induction Year". Albion College. Retrieved 5 March 2010. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
John Logie
Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan
2004 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent