Grand Rapids Local Planning Committee

Meet the team working to infuse River Rally 2024 with the spirit and energy of Grand Rapids!

River Network is so grateful for this network of local leaders who are thrilled to be hosting River Rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2024. Meet this year’s local planning committee who are bringing their local knowledge to the River Rally planning process and ensuring that Rally-goers have plenty of opportunities to experience the vibrancy and natural beauty of Grand Rapids.

Carlos Calderon

Director of Sustainable Community Development at the West Michigan Environmental Action Council

Yumiko Jakobcic

Director of Grand Valley State University’s Office of Sustainability Practices

Sergio Cira-Reyes

Climate Justice Catalyst at Urban Core Collective

“I’m looking forward to meeting and hearing from experts in their respective fields, as well as playing host and showing the great community and work being accomplished in West Michigan to a national audience.”

– Robert Cloy, Urban Waters Ambassador at Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

Andrea Lubberts

Plaster Creek Stewards Program Manager at Calvin University

Robert Cloy

Urban Waters Ambassador at Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

Shanyn Viars

Associate Director of Water Economics and Policy at American Rivers