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January 27, 2006 |

Getting There Together reports the result of a unique collaboration among citizens groups, businesses, foundations, advocacy
organizations, social service agencies, healthcare providers, educational institutions, faith-based and environmental organizations, civic leaders, and private citizens—all of whom are working to increase prosperity, protect the environment, and strengthen our
community with world-class transit.

Supporters of the Citizens’ Transit Summit, held October 3, 2005 in Grand Rapids, include:

Adams Outdoor Advertising^
The American Red Cross of West Central Michigan
The Arc Kent County
Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan
Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Calvin College^
Clean Water Action
Concerned Citizens for Improved Transportation
Credit Union ONE^
Crowe Chizek^
The Delta Strategy
Disability Advocates of Kent County
The Dyer Ives Foundation
Faith In Motion
Grace Christian Reformed Church
Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Grand Rapids Community College^
Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
Grand Valley State University^
Healthy Kent 2010
Heart of West Michigan United Way
Hope Network^
Israels Designs for Living^
Jolleen Donnely Clary^
J.C. Huizenga^
Kent County Department of Human Services
Kent County Department of Public Health
Kent County Emergency Needs Task Force
Kent County Regional Interagency           Coordinating Council*
Lakeshore Center for Independent Living
Metropolitan Hospital*
Network 180
Peter Secchia
Plymouth Congregational UCC Justice and   Peace Task Force
Progressive AE*
The Right Place, Inc.
St. Mary’s Health Care
Second Story Properties
Spectrum Health^
Steepletown Neighborhood Services
Strong Beginnings
Tom Fehsenfeld^
Touchstone Innovare
United Growth of Kent County
The Wege Foundation
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
Westminster Presbyterian Church^
Win Irwin
Workforce Development Board

* Event Sponsor
^ Friend of Transit

Transit Summit 2005 Steering Committee:
Rae Bower, Concerned Citizens for Improved Transit
Andy Bowman, Grand Valley Metro Council
David Bulkowski, Disability Advocates
Dick Bulkowski, Kent County Board of   Commissioners
Rick Chapla, Right Place, Inc.
Chris Dietrich, Disability Advocates
Paul Dozeman, Faith In Motion
Casey Dutmer, Concerned Citizens for Improved Transit
Shawn Fleet, Spectrum Health
Dan Gowdy, Hope Network
Andy Guy, Michigan Land Use Institute
John Helmholdt, Jones, Gavan, and Helmholdt
Mary Heil, Touchstone Innovare
Liz Keegan, Aquinas College
Morgan Lambert, Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan
Renee Lewis, Touchstone Innovare
Tamber Moore, Delta Strategy
Father Mark Przbysz, Faith in Motion
Genevieve Risner, Lakeshore Center for   Independent Living
Sue Sefton, Kent County Health Department
Barb Stoops, Concerned Citizens for Improved   Transit
Marilyn Titche, Faith In Motion and Temple   Emmanuel
Jim VanderLaan, Christian Reformed Church of North America
Cyndy Viars, Disability Advocates
Lisa Weber, Disability Advocates
Jennifer Kalczuk and Kevin Wisselink, from The Rapid, served as technical advisors.

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