I started with the City of Grand Rapids as the Hydraulic Engineer for the Water System in 2006 and was promoted to my current position, Assistant Water System Manager in 2011. I was elected to the APAGR Board in 2012 as a Representative and in 2013, volunteered to take on the role of APAGR Treasurer after a promotion left that position vacant. In 2014, I was elected to the position of Treasurer by our membership and continue to serve in that role today. In addition to the role of Treasurer, I am also active representing the unit at the Civil Service Board.
I've been a proud union dues payer for nearly 24 years as a City of Grand Rapids employee. I started my career here in the Streets and Sanitation Department, on October 28, 1996. I've worked in Sewer Maintenance, Sewer Repair, Water/Utility Field Operations, and most recently as the Risk Management Safety Technician. Prior to being elected an APAGR board member, I served in a variety of roles for church, fraternal organizations, and the GREIU. Thank you for entrusting me with this great responsibility.
Sight is what you see, VISION is how you see it! I believe the vision of this organization is clear,and that it will continue to thrive while providing great benefits to its members.
2018 marked my ten year anniversary with at the City of Grand Rapids, where I have served in a number of roles. Most recently, as an Information Systems Coordinator with the Fleet and Facilities Management Department.
As a representative of the APAGR, I feel honored to serve as your website administrator. I have also enjoyed organizing holiday parties, quarterly membership meetings, and professional development opportunities.
I thank you for the privilege to serve another term as one of your representatives, and remain committed to ensuring that all of our voices are heard.
Evette Pittman has been the Supervisor of the Office of Special Events (OSE) for the City of Grand Rapids for three years. There, she works with event planners to permit and present new and unique, year round events as well as supports recurring events that engage the broader community. Under her leadership, the OSE has become a profitable unit that supports the Parks Department.
Evette earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Broadcasting Communications in 1990 and she has 25 years’ experience in marketing and event management, working in media, the non-profit arts sector and now government. Evette served as the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for 91.3 WCSG Radio and as the Director of Special Events and Community Engagement for the Grand Rapids Symphony. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador for the City of Grand Rapids and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.