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.
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.