|This article is outdated. (January 2016)|
|Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan|
January 1, 2004
|Preceded by||John H. Logie|
|Succeeded by||Rosalynn Bliss|
|Alma mater||Albion College|
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. He would be reelected for a third term in 2011. Heartwell has become Grand Rapids' longest-serving mayor. He will also be, in 2015, the first Grand Rapids mayor to be term-limited out of office; during his third term in office voters approved a revision of the city charter limiting all future Grand Rapids mayors to two four-year terms. These revisions prevent Heartwell from running for a fourth term.
- 2005 - Albion College Distinguished Alumni Award
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- "Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients by Induction Year". Albion College. Retrieved 5 March 2010.[dead link]
|Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan
2004 - 2016
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