The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority

The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) is the seven-member board that administers Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall.  The CAA was established on March 29, 2000 by the City of Grand Rapids and County of Kent under the Convention Facility Authority Act, Act 203 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1999.

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Statute

Act 203 of 1999

Contact Information

Susan M. Waddell
Administrative Manager
Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention Area Authority
303 Monroe, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 742-6594
Fax: (616) 742-6595
Email: swaddell@smggr.com

 

Members

Steven R. Heacock, Chairman

Van Andel Institute

County Appointee

 

Joseph A. Tomaselli, Vice Chairman

Amway Hotel Corporation

County Appointee

 

Birgit M. Klohs, Secretary/Treasurer

The Right Place, Inc.

City Appointee

 

Floyd Wilson, Jr.
Metro Health
CVB Appointee

Charles Secchia

Governor Appointee

Term expires 2/29/20

 

Hon. Rosalynn Bliss

Mayor, City of Grand Rapids

City Appointee

 

Lew Chamberlin

West Michigan Whitecaps

CVB Appointee