Hopewell Announces 2017 Bid for Re-Election For Mayor Of The City of Kalamazoo

Dear Friends,

I am proud to formally announce that I am seeking re-election for Mayor of the City of Kalamazoo this fall.

It’s been my honor and privilege to serve on the Kalamazoo City Commission since 2003 and as your Mayor since 2007. Kalamazoo is a place that not only shares my values, it shaped them. A place where — working together with my colleagues in government and with fellow citizens, community leaders, and neighbors — we’ve made important strides toward stabilizing our city financially and creating …

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My Endorsements for the 2015 Kalamazoo City Commission Election

My Endorsements for the 2015 Kalamazoo City Commission Election

In the past weeks, several people have asked who I am endorsing in the City Commission election this year. There are 15 outstanding people who are running to serve on the commission. It’s a good thing whenever someone wants to serve our city and put him or herself in the public eye. It’s a selfless and challenging task.

Here are the candidates I endorse as we all look to work together for Kalamazoo:

Vice-Mayor David Anderson: I’ve had a strong working relationship with David since he was …

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Round Up For Literacy On September 26th

Round Up For Literacy On September 26th

On Saturday, September 26th visit any of the 4 Water Street Coffee Joint locations. and help The LIteracy Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Dr. Janice Brown of the Kalamazoo Promise and myself for the “Literacy Connection Benefit“. Round up your purchase by $1 or more and pledge to Team Bobby or Team Janice. All proceeds benefit adult literacy.

Literacy is one of the key skills necessary to thrive in today’s society.

I’m proud to work together with the Greater Kalamazoo Literacy Council. As they continue improving this city through adult literacy.

Here’s an example of …

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Join Me at Kalamazoo Farmers Market Night Market #2 – Thursday August 20 – 6:00pm

Join Me at Kalamazoo Farmers Market Night Market #2 – Thursday August 20 – 6:00pm

Many of you know that I am passionate about our city’s Farmers Market. I’m passionate because the market is a wonderful part of the masterpiece in progress called Kalamazoo. Ranked as the 22nd best farmers market in the nation the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is an example of organizations and people coming together to create a great place to gather, to obtain locally grown, organic and nutritious food, and to socialize.

Tonight the Kalamazoo Farmers Market will host the Surfs Up NIght Market #2 from 6pm to 10pm. Come celebrate with your friends and neighbors. Dinner and …

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Blue Ribbon Revenue Panel Continues

The Blue Ribbon Revenue Panel has begun to narrow down the revenue options to analyze in detail over the coming months. As this analysis progresses the work becomes significantly more complex. I am thankful that this is another example of Kalamazoo coming together as a community to manage the challenges and opportunity of the present day. I encourage you to follow the progress, attend panel meetings, and be a part of the discussion for our city’s future.

As of yet the panel has not made any decisions or final recommendations they …

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