H01-1416. Rich, Craig. Papers, n.d., 1970s. 0.25 linear ft.


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Craig Rich grew up in Holland where his family has lived since 1910. He is a graduate of Holland High School and holds a business degree from Davenport College. He and his father operated radio station WZND in Zeeland from 1971 through 1986. Since then, he has been with the Grand Rapids Business Journal, a weekly business-to-business newspaper in Grand Rapids, as advertising sales consultant and sales manager. Rich was first appointed to the Holland City Council in 1982 and has since been elected in 1983, 1985, 1989, 1993 and 1997. He also serves as Holland’s Mayor ProTem. Rich is currently the council’s liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals, the International Relations Commission and the watchdog group, the Tax Abatement Review Committee. In addition to his service on the City Council, he is active with the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the board of the Macatawa Area Community Network (MacNet) and the Southwest Michigan Underwater Preserve. Collection includes forty-four photographs of Holland area scenes, events, and personalities.


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