Jul 24, 2020 12:15 PM
Chris Van Hekken, Director
Upcoming Ballot Proposal for NORA

NORA stands for "Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority." 

It represents the northwest corner of Ottawa County, more specifically, Grand Haven Area Public Schools (GHAPS) district boundaries.  NORA is the product of Articles of Incorporation between the City of Grand Haven, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township, the City of Ferrysburg and Grand Haven Area Public Schools.  

This agreement is a cooperative effort to provide quality recreation and leisure activities for the residents of our community.  

 NORA's Vision

  • Recreation is any activity engaged in during leisure. Recreation can be mental, physical or social in nature.
  • Recreation provides enrichment, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.
  • Recreation can improve the quality of life.
  • Community recreation provides an alternative to self-destructive and anti-social behaviors.
  • Recreation together builds strong families.
  • Recreational opportunities, facilities and quality of environment are a building block for community pride.
  • Recreation contributes to the environmental health of our community by the provision of parks, open spaces, and protected natural environments.

For more information, visit:  https://norarec.org/