The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is a non-profit, community-based organization working to preserve and improve the Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhoods of northwest Detroit. We take a comprehensive approach to community revitalization, with programs designed to renovate vacant homes, assist local homeowners and businesses, beautify our community and keep our neighborhoods safe and vibrant.
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GRDC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE AFTER 25 YEARS
GRDC Executive Director Tom Goddeeris will be leaving GRDC after 25 years of service to the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods to take a new position as Community and Economic Development Director for Detroit Future City. GRDC has begun a search for a new Executive Director and Tom will assist with the transition over the next several weeks. Read a statement from Renee Kent, GRDC Board President concerning the transition here.
POSITION OPENING: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
GRANDMONT ROSEDALE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
GRDC is currently seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the corporation and reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Competitive candidates will have five or more years of experience in a leadership role within the non-profit, community development or related sectors. Proven experience with fundraising, personnel management, financial management, effective communication and strategic planning is a must. Experience with single family housing renovation, home ownership programs, commercial revitalization, retail or mixed use development and/or other types of real estate development projects is strongly desired. All candidates must also have a passion for neighborhood development in Detroit and a strong commitment to working cooperatively with grass-roots leaders and organizations to affect community change.
Click here for a full job description. Send your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to: email@example.com The application period will remain open until the position is filled. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Equal Opportunity Employer.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: GRAND CORRIDOR BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals from artists to design/install THREE NEW MURALS on Grand River businesses through March 31st! You can find a Call to Artists document by clicking here, which invites artists to submit up to three proposals (1 per mural concept).
Home Buyer Program: We acquire vacant and dilapidated houses and transform them into fully renovated homes. These homes are sold to new families that will own and care for them for years to come. Contact: Tom Ridgway at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacant Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement: Working closely with resident volunteers, we monitor vacant homes in our community with the goal of ensuring that every property is properly maintained. To get involved or to report a vacant house on your block, contact Chelsea Neblett at email@example.com
Commercial Revitalization: GRDC works to support local businesses and encourage new businesses to locate within the Grandmont Rosedale community. If you are looking for space to lease or resources to grow your business, contact Martha Potere, GRDC’s Economic Development Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand River WorkPlace: WorkPlace is a co-working facility and small business incubator that offers flexible, affordable office space for small businesses and independent workers. Contact Larissa Carr at email@example.com to see if this is the place for you.
Neighborhood Beautification – Each year we organize hundreds of volunteers to pitch in and help keep our neighborhood clean and beautiful. Whether we are planting trees, cleaning up a park or painting over graffiti, we strive to keep our public spaces as beautiful as our houses. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Christopher Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Security Initiative — Safety is important to everyone, no matter where they live. GRDC is coordinating efforts to improve public safety across our five neighborhoods. Contact Community Security Manager Chelsea Neblett at email@example.com
Northwest Detroit Farmers Market – GRDC organizes a weekly farmers’ market right here in our community. The market features a wide variety of produce, dairy products, baked goods and other fresh healthy foods grown or made in southeast Michigan. Contact Chelsea Neblett at firstname.lastname@example.org
GRANDMONT ROSEDALE QUALITY OF LIFE PLAN
Adopted by the community in 2012, the Grandmont Rosedale Quality of LIfe Plan lays out concrete steps toward improving the quality of life in our community over the next 3-5 years. The plan lays out strategies for neighborhood stabilization, commercial revitalization, public safety, beautification, placemaking, youth development and community engagement. View the whole plan here.