About Transparency

Educated and informed citizens are crucial to establish a trust and bond between elected or appointed officials that run their government, as well as those who utilize the services provided. To that end, the City of East Grand Rapids publishes key indicators of how the government is performing, provides detailed financial and statistical information, and welcomes open communication with the local government. 


Financial Transparency:

Government Efficiencies:

Information Requests

If you need more information, you can request copies or to review materials of interest to you.  The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides regulations and a cost structure for the City's response to these requests.  

Requests for information can be sent to City Clerk Lori Parmenter by email, by fax to 616-940-4884 or by US Mail to 750 Lakeside Drive SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506. You may also submit your request in person during business hours (8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday) at the front desk of the Community Center.

Requests must be in writing and should contain date ranges, if applicable.  A request form is provided for your convenience, but any written request will be processed.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the City has five days to respond to the request and can charge fees associated with the time to locate, review and copy the requested information.  In addition, the City may require a 10-day extension may be required if additional time is necessary to process the request.

Information Request Form
Summary of FOIA Policy
FOIA Policy - Detail
FOIA Cost Worksheet