Celebrating ELPC 30 Years - 2023 Gala

George Heartwell

Former Mayor of Grand Rapids

George Heartwell is the former Mayor of Grand Rapids who focused on making the city much more sustainable. He currently works part-time as community sustainability director at Grand Valley State University. Before serving as Mayor, George was a City Commissioner and served as President and CEO of Pilgrim Manor Retirement Community.  He was previously a Director of the Community Leadership Institute at Aquinas College and a minister at Heartside Ministry in Grand Rapids.