DeVos Convention Center
303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Community Spirit Awards Tickets
Purchase tickets to the Community Spirit Awards and/or Empowered Communities Conference here!
Each year LINC Up celebrates the work of many individuals and organizations inspiring change in our community. Last year over 350 individuals gathered for the 8th Annual Community Spirit Awards. Nine incredible organizations and individuals were recognized for their contributions and local leaders and residents were able to glean from the wisdom of inclusion expert Van Jones. In 2017, LINC Up will be inviting residents to hear from racial equity expert/keynote speaker, Rev. Alvin Herring and again celebrate the incredible work being done all across the community. In addition to honoring organizations and individuals for their significant impact on October 5, LINC Up will be concluding the Community Spirit Awards and kicking off the Empowered Communities Conference with a reception, immediately following the banquet. The Empowered Communities Conference brings together representatives from all sectors, as well as resident leaders to participate in a 1- day conference on October 6 to engage in thought-provoking dialogue for improved outcomes for all. Learn more about the Empowered Communities Conference here.