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      Professional Development

      Fellow APAGR Members: We have received feedback from many members who were very happy with the professional development events offered last winter.  The APAGR is always interested in providing valuable training to the membership and will be seeking your feedback about future events at our next membership meeting.


      Welcome to the new APAGR website! We thank you for being an active member, and hope that our new content and features will assist you in your daily activities. If you have suggestions for content or feedback, you are welcome to contact our webmasters, John Hayes and Sean Moeller.

      Staying Active!

      We would like to thank all of the participants of the recent golf outing and the October general membership meeting for taking an active interest in participating in APAGR activities. These events require a significant amount of effort to organize, and we would love your feedback regarding your experiences. Even better yet, you can volunteer to assist with the planning of these events by contacting Brandy Moeller and serving the membership on one of our many valuable committees.

      The Parking Cash Out Program Request Form Information The Parking Cash Out Program is an incentive program for employees who receive parking cards to City parking facilities. It allows employees to opt-out of full access parking in exchange for a monthly, taxable stipend. The program is designed to encourage using other transportation options, like carpooling, bussing, walking, or biking.
      You are cordially invited to the annual APAGR Holiday Party, Friday, January 10, 2020.  Appetizers will be served at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m., with entertainment following. Our venue this year is the Gerald R. Ford Metro Lodge, located at 1753 Alpine Ave. NW and will feature dueling pianos provided by the talented musicians from Main Street.
      Download: APAGR Holiday Party Flyer.pdf
      Christmas Star for Veterans! Join us this holiday season as we celebrate our Veterans! As a union, we have been blessed, so let’s give back to those who have served our country and now are in need at the Grand Rapids Home of the Veterans. We have signed up to receive four Christmas Stars for Veterans which provides veterans with their wish list.
      Download: 2019 Holiday Wish List.doc
      You won't want to miss our upcoming Quarterly Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, where we will join together at Harmony Hall 401 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.  It all begins at 5:00 PM at the Monster Room.  Enjoy an array of appetizers and a full drink menu during our social time.  The general meeting will begin at 5:30 PM.
      APAGR Members and Retirees: We are excited to notify you that the annual APAGR golf outing is fast approaching. The golf committee has been hard at work securing the beautiful Scott Lake Golf Club and Practice Center for our enjoyment on September 27, 2019 at noon. Lunch will be from Noon - 1pm and Dinner at 5:30 pm The cost for the event is $50.00 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls,lunch, steak dinner, beverages and prizes. This incredible value also extends to family and friends you wish to invite to fill out your foursome. Please get teams and payments via checks made out the APAGR or cash can be presented to Breese Stam. Feel free to arrive a few minutes early to enjoy some networking with members and retirees and to enjoy the wonderful practice facility at Scott Lake. Scott Lake Golf Club is located at 911 Hayes Rd. NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321. You can find a map to the facility here if you are unfamiliar with the venue. We kindly ask that you RSVP here if you are planning to attend. If you have any questions about the event, please email breesestam@sbcglobal.net
      APAGR Family Night at the West Michigan Whitecaps!   Bring your immediate family(significant other and/or children) and come enjoy the West Michigan Whitecaps game on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at West Michigan Whitecaps at 4500 West River Dr. NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. We are FULL but if you would like to be put on a wait list please contact Angie at ahordyk@apagr.org with how many tickets. Thanks The APAGR Board
      Download: Whitecaps Flyer.pdf

      You won't want to miss our upcoming Quarterly Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, where we will join together at New Holland Brewing's The Knickerbocker, 417 Bridge St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI  49504.  It all begins at 5:00 PM at the Barrel Stave Loft West on the second floor.  Enjoy an array of appetizers and a full drink menu during our social time.  The general meeting will begin at 5:30 PM.  We hope to see everyone there!

      Please rsvp by this week Thursday, May 23 , RSVP Form.

      Here's the map to The Knickerbocker.

      Thank you,

      APAGR Board

      Fellow APAGR Member:

      October has arrived, and so has our APAGR quarterly membership meeting on Wednesday, October 10.  Our venue this quarter is the beautiful MeXo restaurant, located at 118 Fulton St. E.  Please join us at 5:00pm for networking, featuring libations and fabulous pre-Hispanic culinary delights, prepared by chef Oscar of MeXo.

      Our meeting will begin promptly at 5:30, with a focus on current events in our workplace, including the upcoming contract negotiations. 

      There are a number of on-street and surface lot parking options in the vicinity of the venue.

      We truly hope that you are able to join us, and kindly ask that you use the below link to RSVP if you intend to attend.

      APAGR Quarterly Membership Meeting RSVP

      APAGR Members and Retirees: We hope that you had a safe and enjoyable July 4th with your family and friends!  With all of the beautiful weather as of late, we are excited to notify you that the annual APAGR golf outing is fast approaching.

      Fellow APAGR Member:

      Thank you for making our recent holiday party one of the best attended events in recent times.  It was a pleasure to reunite with old friends, meet new members, and celebrate all of your accomplishments in 2017!

      While many of us are looking forward to spring, we hope that you are also thinking about our upcoming quarterly membership meeting in March.  We are currently in the process of selecting a venue, and will send you an email and update the site with all of the meeting details. 

      If you are in the interactive mood, we would love to hear your thoughts on the three finalists for our next City Manager! You can weigh in on this topic or create one of your own in our blog area.

      Thank you,

      APAGR Webmaster

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