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A GR Outdoor Event Planning Primer

  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation 185 Oakes Street Southwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Join us as the City of Grand Rapids' Office of Special Events team walks us through how to plan a successful outdoor event in the City's abundant public spaces. Attendees will learn about the City's event permitting process, insurance requirements, necessary community notifications, and more. Get the information you need to button down details before the 2018 event season swings into gear.

Speakers from the Office of Special Events, City of Grand Rapids:

  • Evette Pittman is the Supervisor of the Office of Special Events for the City of Grand Rapids.  With a degree in Broadcasting Communications, she has over 20 years in event management experience serving as the Director of PR and Marketing for 91.3 WCSG Radio and as the Director of Special Events for the Grand Rapids Symphony.  She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador for the City of Grand Rapids and loves to welcome new events to our community. Evette’s mission is to provide vibrant year-round public spaces and programming for citizens and visitors to the City of Grand Rapids.
  • Kayleigh Kramer has been with the City of Grand Rapids for 2 years as the Office of Special Events Assistant Coordinator. She has a background in broadcasting communications as well as event programming. Her career started with Cumulus Media working with the local stations as well as event production for Blues on the Mall and the New Year’s Eve ball drop. Her mission is to aid in maintaining a lively City as well as showcase Grand Rapids as a place for both work and play for all.