Advisory & Planning Committees

A collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills to help guide the organization’s staff and Board of Directors.

Providing Fresh Perspectives

Our volunteer advisory & planning committees are a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills to help guide the organization’s staff and Board of Directors. These committees serve to make recommendations, assist in event planning and fund development, and guide new organizational initiatives. Advisory Committees play an important role in providing fresh perspectives on issues suggesting innovative ways to empower and serve our entire LGBTQ community.

Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Advisory Committee
The Grand Rapids Pride Center’s Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Advisory Committee (TGNC) advises our staff and Board of Directors on matters important to our transgender and gender non-conforming community. The committee will also identify opportunities we can take to improve lives and celebrate the transgender and gender non-community. This committee is responsible for planning our Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) even in November and our Trans Week of Visibility (TWOV) in March. For questions about the TGNC committee or if you’re interested in joining, please email tgnc@grpride.org
Grand Rapids Pride Festival Committee

The Grand Rapids Pride Festival Committee

serves as an advisory and planning committee. We’re looking for people to bring diverse perspectives on how we can make Pride Festival a place for everyone along with the drive to help put ideas and opportunities into action. The committee usually begins meeting in February once or twice per month with an increased frequency of meetings as Pride gets closer. The committee operates in a sub-committee format with each one focusing on a different aspect of Pride. There’s a place for everyone! We ask that persons who are interested in joining the committee plan to make a commitment to the meeting schedule and to being present at Pride Festival which is always the third Saturday of June. If you’re interested in joining, please email info@grpride.org