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Mayor Lyman Parks Sculpture

  • 300 Monroe Avenue NW
  • Neighborhood:
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Mayor Lyman Parks won an election to Grand Rapids City Commission in 1968, representing the Third Ward. He was the city's first African-American commissioner, and three years later was chosen by his colleagues to fill a mayoral vacancy. He later was elected mayor and served in the office until 1976.