Earlier today, we learned that white supremacist leaflets were placed in some of our neighborhoods. We clearly do not agree with nor support the sentiments of these messages and have removed all from public property.
Nationally, leaflets like these have been appearing in communities around the country with the intent to provoke reactions and prompt media coverage.
We appreciate our residents for calling these to our attention and encourage anyone with information to contact Public Safety at 616.949.7010. We encourage media in our community not to give these groups the validity they crave by reporting on their actions.
One of the hallmarks of East Grand Rapids is being an inclusive community for all who live and visit here – and that has not changed.
Amna SeiboldMayor, East Grand Rapids