Freshlist Sonja Forte

Sonja Forte, with Baxter Community Center, stands with the basket from Urban Roots

Community Strong Award
Sonja Forte
Baxter Community Center

We are excited to highlight our pal and former board member Sonja Forte, Executive Director at Baxter Community Center. Sonja was nominated and selected for the Community Strong Award, for listening to her community, drawing on and building up the strengths therein.  

Sonja is a respected leader and tireless advocate for families and for health on the SE side of Grand Rapids. She leads with wisdom and insight. The way Sonja listens to and lifts up the voices of the community supports Access’ value of strengths-based building of community power. The work that Sonja and her team at Baxter does with the greenhouse and Fresh Market resonates with our desire to build vibrant food systems with food that is healthy, fairly sourced, environmentally sustainable and affordable. 

Sonja, thank you for your drive and passion!

Sonja’s basket was provided by Urban Roots.

Thank you Freshlist Sponsors!

Thank you to our Freshlist Award Sponsors, XS Cab and Renewal Skin Spa. Your support enabled us to celebrate the passion driven, hard working Awardees and highlight the values we hold on to at Access.

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