Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney

The William VanRegenmorter Memory Garden
Brick Paver Project

Garden Rendering

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About the Garden

With the assistance of many crime victims and advocates, former State Senator William VanRegenmorter, an Ottawa County resident, wrote the Crime Victim’s Rights Act in 1985.  Since that time, tremendous progress has been made, not only in Michigan, but nationwide, in securing and strengthening legal rights, protections, and services for crime victims.  The William VanRegenmorter Memory Garden will be established to honor his lifetime commitment to victims of crime.  A memorial stone will be placed in the garden that reads, “In memory of victims who have died and those who survive in Ottawa County”.  This garden will be a tribute to the life changing impact crime has on victims and their loved ones. The garden, which will be located at the northwest corner of the Ottawa County Courthouse in Grand Haven, will feature a memorial stone, triple basalt pillar fountain, plaza with decorative paving, benches, plantar pots, ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennial plants. The garden’s pathway will be lined with bricks engraved with the names of victims, giving the garden its character and significance.

Fundraising

Fundraising for the garden is now underway, and a total of $20,000 is needed for the project. You can play an important role in our fundraising efforts by donating or purchasing a memorial brick. Brick orders are now being accepted with a $100 minimum donation. Please also consider making a monetary donation of any amount. You may write a check payable to “Ottawa County” and note in the comment section, “Memory Garden.” Donations of $1,000 or more will be specially recognized within the garden.

All donations are tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code, 24 USC, Section 170-c.

Contact & Donation Information

Joan Grillo, Victim Rights Coordinator
Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office
414 Washington Ave., Room 120
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Donate or Purchase a Brick Online

You will be prompted to either choose a monetary donation of any amount, or you can order a brick by completing the electronic brick order form. Please ensure that you enter a donation amount of at least $100 in order to purchase a brick.


Donate by Mail

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation of any amount, you may write a check, payable to “Ottawa County” and note in the comment section, “Memory Garden.”

Donations can be mailed to, (no form needed):

Joan Grillo, Victim Rights Coordinator
Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office
414 Washington Ave., Room 120
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Order a Brick by Mail

Please print, complete and mail order Memorial Brick Order Form and check to:

Joan Grillo, Victim Rights Coordinator            
Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office             
414 Washington Ave., Room 120                  
Grand Haven, MI 49417

 

CONTACT US

Ronald Frantz

  • Ronald Frantz
    Prosecuting Attorney
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

Grand Haven Office

  • 414 Washington Ave,
    Room 120
    Grand Haven, MI 49417
  • Phone: (616) 846-8215
    Fax: (616) 846-8178

Holland Office

  • 85 West 8th Street,
    Suite 130
    Holland, MI 49423
  • Phone: (616) 392-1446
    Fax: (616) 355-4336

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