The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority
(CAA) is the seven-member board that administers DeVos Place, DeVos
Performance Hall and Van Andel Arena. The CAA was established on March
29, 2000 by the City of Grand Rapids and County of Kent under the
Convention Facility Authority Act, Act 203 of the Public Acts of
Michigan of 1999.
Remote Virtual Meeting Notice
CAA Finance Committee and CAA Board
Friday, June 4, 2021 – Beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Pursuant to a resolution by the City of Grand Rapids, approved March 23, 2021, declaring a local state of emergency for the limited purpose of holding virtual public meetings, the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority, in order to protect the public health, will conduct its Operations Committee and Board meetings via electronic communications. Any member of the public wishing to listen to the proceedings or provide public comment may do so online or by phone.
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The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority complies with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Language services are available for individuals joining the meeting of the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and Operations/Marketing Committee. If language services are needed, please inform Susan Waddell at firstname.lastname@example.org.While every effort will be made to accommodate the request, the ability to do so depends on several variables outside the control of the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority.
CAA Mission Statement
To encourage economic development within the West Michigan region,
create jobs, and provide facilities for the entertainment, enjoyment,
and/or benefit of the citizens in an economical manner by developing and
operating convention, entertainment, and sports facilities within Kent
CAA Diversity Statement
The future of our region depends on our ability to embrace change and
leverage diversity through leadership, education, employment,
suppliers, and continued community support. We believe that diversity is
critical to our business strategy and will improve our competitiveness
and prospects for long-term success.
CAA Vision Statement
To foster an inclusive environment in which the unique talents and
perspectives of each individual are respected, valued, understood, and
CAA Diversity Business Rationale
The demographics of West Michigan continue to change. Additionally,
our client base is extending beyond our immediate area. West Michigan
continues to change. It looks different than it did five, ten, or more
years ago and it will continue to evolve over the next decade.
These differences mean substantial benefits for DeVos Place®, Van
Andel Arena®, and DeVos Performance Hall. People of different
backgrounds bring unique perspectives to the business challenges facing
Greater diversity enhances our ability to innovate and maintain a
competitive edge. This ultimately benefits our employees, our valued
customers and our community.
Community Inclusion Group Mission Statement
To guide the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention Arena Authority in
establishing a visible commitment to diversity that will support our
vision, our business strategies, our board behavior, relationships with
customers, suppliers, and our communities in a manner that enables our
organization to reach our full potential and, in so doing, maximizes
value to our clients and the community we serve.
CAA Board Members
Please see below.