Board of Directors

Our board is a dynamic group of globally minded individuals who work with a diverse group of volunteers, members and the community at-large. They have excellent follow through on projects and are terrific storytellers for Grand Rapids Sister Cities and the amazing work we are doing to promote peace, respect and mutual understanding with our five sister cities and the people of Grand Rapids. They LOVE to work internationally! Our board members give their own gifts to the organization and ask for others to contribute time, talent and treasure.

Our Board Members (2016)

Renata Horvath- President – Bielsko-Biala
Benjamin Amponsah – Vice-President – Ga District
Denise Taylor – Secretary – Perugia
Bonnie Burke – Treasurer – Perugia

Grand Rapids City Liaison


Sister City Representatives

Don Bultman – Omihachiman
Leonardo Tombelli – Perugia
Dante Villarreal – Zapopan
Kelli Jo Peltier – Bielsko-Biala
Vacant – Ga District