Serving Grandville & Jenison

The Grandville Jenison Chamber is proud to serve two communities. All-American lifestyles flourish in Grandville and Jenison with affordable neighborhoods, pedestrian friendly districts and a strong sense of community. Despite being located in the heart of bustling West Michigan, the communities retain small-town appeal. Residents enjoy a multitude of green spaces, top-rated schools, a premier regional shopping destination and median incomes which exceed regional, state and national rates.

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City of Grandville    3195 Wilson Ave, Grandville, MI 49418   www.cityofgrandville.com

City Hall General Offices , 3195 Wilson Ave. ..……(616) 531-3030
Community Education/ Summer Recreation…..….(616) 254-6553
Grandville Police Department Non-Emergency…..(616) 538-6110
Public Works (Parks) ……………  …….……….…(616) 538-1990
Library – Grandville Branch…………………     ….(616) 784-2007
Senior Neighbors Center……………….………….(616) 531-5250

Grandville is a southwest suburban Grand Rapids community of over 15,000 residents located in Kent County.  It is blessed with superior schools, outstanding neighborhoods and caring citizens.

Grandville is also decidedly pro-business, hosting industry as well as an extensive array of restaurants and retailers ranging from small, independent merchants to nationally-recognizable chains.  Grandville is home to the largest regional shopping mall in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area.

Grandville’s  history can be traced back to the days when Ottawa and other Indian tribes inhabited this area along the Grand River, (as evidenced by the Indian Mounds Memorial Park, located about 3 miles to the north just outside of town). The first white settler was Luther Lincoln in 1832, who came down the Grand River with his party and stayed the winter here. In the spring, he purchased land from the White Pigeon land office, and the settlement was given a post in 1834.  It was given a depot by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in 1872, which significantly contributed to the community’s growth. It was organized into a village in 1887 and eventually incorporated into a city in 1933. Call 616.531.3030 for details on the Grandville Historical Association.

20160804_115520Jenison  – Governed by Georgetown Charter Township , 1515 Baldwin, Jenison 49428    www.georgetown-mi.gov 

Township Offices, …………….616) 457-2340
Community Education/ Recreation…………….,… (616) 457-6110
Georgetown Township Fire Department……..…… (616) 457-2340
Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency .. .(800) 249-0911
Jenison Historical Association………………… …..(616) 457-4398
Georgetown Township Public Library ……………..(616) 457-9620
Georgetown Township Senior Center &
Transportation…………………………….…………(616) 457-1170
Ottawa County General Assistance ………………(616) 738-4000

Known as a bedroom community of Grand Rapids, and home to the award  winning Jenison Public Schools, Jenison is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County that is governed by Georgetown Charter Township.   Jenison/Georgetown Township  experienced many changes throughout its history.  It has been a lumber town, a river landing, a quiet farming  settlement, and most recently a growing  suburban community.

The Township is also proud of their extensive park system which includes six Township owned parks and four County owned parks.  Visitors will be able to take advantage of splash pads, play structures, trail systems, and lots of natural beauty when visiting the parks.

Jenison was first settled in 1830’s and 40’s by families like the Jenisons, Lowings, Haires, and others who came to harvest the rich white pine forests along with Grand River. In the 1880’s, as the forests were cleared, farms were established. Both dry land and muck farming continues yet today.

The Jenison Museum, located at 28 Port Sheldon, stands like a time capsule. It was built in 1902 by Margaret Husband, bookkeeper of the  L&L Jenison Company, in honor of Lucias Luman Jenison. The house stood witness the changes in history of Georgetown Township and a place called Jenison. The museum maintained by Georgetown Township and the Jenison Historical Association, features furnishings and displays showcasing Jenison’s history.  For more information, visit the Jenison Historical Association, www.Jenisonhistory.org or call 616.457.4398