Phone: (616) 451-0150
Fax: (616) 451-3856

General Inquiries:

415 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM

You can also check us out on Facebook: West Grand Neighborhood Organization

If this is a safety issue, dial 911 or check out our Immediate Assistance links


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Annette Vandenberg

Executive Director 

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Chi Benedict

Crime Prevention Organizer

"I am a West Grand resident, with two children in Grand Rapids Public Schools. I became involved as a volunteer of GRPS and West Grand Neighborhood Organization shortly after my family moved into the neighborhood in 2007. I have been working for WGNO since July 2015 and it has been the most rewarding experience of my lifetime. I love our neighborhood & enjoy working with neighbors!"

Auto Theft Prevention Coordinators

Esteban (Steve) Moreno

Billingual ATPA Coordinator

"I am a retired Grand Rapids Police Officer as of 8/24/2015. I have ties to the west side of Grand Rapids and was blessed to work as a Detective for approximately nine years. In that time I was assigned to the Combined Auto Theft Team (C.A.T.T.), which consisted of Grand Rapids, Wyoming and Kentwood Detectives. I was born in Lubbock, Texas and am bilingual in Spanish. I am a strong supporter of the greater Grand Rapids hispanic community and businesses. My door is always open to assist the hispanic community with any concerns. I hope to help bridge the gap between the west side community and the Grand Rapids Police Department or any other law enforcement agency. I am looking forward to using my experiences to help inform the community about auto theft prevention."
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Tony Gamez

Billingual ATPA Coordinator

"I am recently retired from the Grand Rapids Police Department after 23 years of proud service to the Grand Rapids community. I was born in Monterrey, Mexico and raised in Holland, Michigan. I speak Spanish fluently and hope to help all the cultural groups represented in the West Side community. I spent several years as a Community Police Officer in the south and east areas of Grand Rapids and I will use the skills developed during that time to educate the residents of the West Side in crime prevention and safety.