A Bit About Me
Hello, my name is Katie Favale, I'm a City Commissioner and I’m running for Mayor of East Grand Rapids!
East Grand Rapids is wonderful and we all feel very fortunate to live in this great community.
That being said, I believe East Grand Rapids needs a fresh perspective to ensure our community is the premiere place to live and raise a family in Michigan. We need to improve Gaslight Village by implementing the new master plan – our vision for the future of our city. As the mother of three boys and a PTO Board member, I understand that the city and schools must collaborate better so our children receive the best education possible. As one of your City Commissioners, I’ve held monthly “Coffee Talks” where I sat down with anyone and everyone over coffee to listen to their ideas and advice. As Mayor, I want to make our city a shining example openness and transparency in local government. We should hold public work sessions and live-stream commission meetings.
I am honored to have the support of my fellow City Commissioners: Claudine Wagenaar Duncan, Karey Hamrick, Brian Miller, and Bryan Walters.
I am also honored to have the support of EGRPS School Board Members: Natalie Bernecker, Elizabeth Welch, Beth Milanowski, Brad Laackman, Michael Reid and Janice Yates.
I am also very thankful for the support of Former City Commissioner and current County Commissioner Phil Skaggs; and dozens community leaders such as Dave Mehney, Lucy Shair, James Garnant-Cooper, Todd Garnant-Cooper, Bob Kirchgessner, and Rick Sprague.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you about your vision for EGR. Please like my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter and Instagram, sign up for emails at favale4EGR.com.Please tell all your friends about our campaign!
All the best,