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Posted by dwellingplacegr on June 29, 2021

Event series to celebrate the retirement of Dwelling Place CEO, Denny Sturtevant!

For the past 33 years, Denny Sturtevant has led Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids to become the largest affordable housing developer in West Michigan. The impact he has made across our community is immeasurable! On July 30, 2021, Denny will retire from his position at the helm of Dwelling Place. The Leading with Vision event series invites you to celebrate Denny’s legacy! 

You’re Invited

Visionary Leadership Panel

Friday, July 23, 2021

9:00-10:00 am

Denny will sit down with his successor, Jeremy DeRoo, for a conversation about how the two CEOs lead with vision. During this conversation you will hear about Denny’s victories and lessons learned throughout his 33 year tenure as CEO. This is also a unique opportunity for the two leaders to share their vision for the future of Dwelling Place. This panel will be live-streamed via zoom. Use the button below to register for this exciting virtual event.

Community Celebration

Thursday, July 29, 2021

5:30-7:30 pm

Friends and colleagues are invited to celebrate Denny and the impact he has made over his past 33 years with Dwelling Place. This in-person event will take place in the parking lot of our main office at 101 Sheldon Blvd SE. Music, beverages, and light snacks will be served as we come together for one last toast honoring our CEO, Denny Sturtevant! This event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved starting July 8th using the link below.

Gifts in Honor of Denny’s Impact

We would also like to use this opportunity to announce the establishment of a “Homeownership Fund” to support home buyers in Dwelling Place’s newest initiative, the Dwelling Place Regional Community Land Trust (DPCLT). Bringing a community land trust initiative to West Michigan has been a long-term goal of Denny’s for more than 15 years. After many years of planning and research, we launched DPCLT in 2020. Denny was the visionary behind this work along with many other initiatives over the course of his tenure. We are thrilled to create this Homeownership Fund in honor of his dedication to bring new and promising opportunities to our community.

The Dwelling Place Regional Community Land Trust is a lasting affordable homeownership model intended to create wealth building opportunities for low and moderate-income families. Consider giving to DPCLT’s Homeownership Fund and supporting increased access to homeownership across West Michigan! 

Vid-Farewell & Best Wishes

We will be creating a video collage for Denny and we invite you to be a part of this keepsake. Create a short video sharing your fondest memories, words of gratitude, and best wishes for this next chapter of Denny’s story. Using this link below, follow the easy instructions to record a video. These videos will be made into a collage and shared with Denny as a gift for him to treasure for many years to come. 

Memories and More

If you are interested in sharing a story, photo, or memory about Denny but are not comfortable leaving a video, please reach out to our Marketing Coordinator, Latrisha Sosebee, for more information. You can also reach out to Latrisha with any other questions or comments about the Leading with Vision event series celebrating Denny Sturtevant’s retirement.

Latrisha Sosebee 


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