The Eastgate Neighborhood Association was formed in 1990 in response to community concerns regarding the potential expansion plans of the former Metro Hospital on Boston Avenue. It now operates as a general resource to the community, keeping residents informed, engaged, and connected.

Board Meetings

The ENA board meets every other month and consists of up to ten individuals living within the Eastgate neighborhood. Board members work with the neighborhood and area organizations to promote and manage events and programs which benefit the community.


Our bylaws were last updated in October 2022. View/Download PDF (87kb)

Current Board Members

  • Jim Rauwerda, President
  • Kris Stott, Vice President
  • Chris Burri, Treasurer
  • Sloth I, Secretary
  • John Morrison
  • Greg Wilkins
  • Megan Wolenberg
  • Steph Ford
  • Ian Tazelaar
  • Cathie Higgins

Membership Dues

Membership dues are $15 annually. Membership dues are voluntary and help offset the cost of the Gatewatch newsletter and expenses relating to ENA events and programs.

The Eastgate Neighborhood’s boundaries are Plymouth Avenue on the west, Hall Street on the north, following the City of Grand Rapids limits to Breton Avenue on the east, and Burton Street on the south. (Click on the above image for an interactive map)