Notice of Conflict of Interest 08-04-2023

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August 4, 2023

Mayor Ken Johnson
Muskegon City Hall
933 Ten-ace Street
Muskegon, MI49440

Re:       Conflict of Interest: Pioneer Resources

Dear Mayor Johnson:

The City of Muskegon is considering awarding an ARP A Community Grant and entering into a
contract with Pioneer Resources, Inc. ("Pioneer"), my fonner employer. The City will be using
funds provided by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP A)
federal stimulus. As a City Commissioner for the City of Muskegon, the following letter is

It is my understanding that the City is considering awarding Pioneer $150,000, which will result
in a contract between the City and Pioneer. The money will be used by Pioneer to provide a
paved, accessible community walking path which will allow residents to access wooded, hillside
unused green space. Pioneer intends to construct resting points, seating, and natural gardens
along the walkway. I will receive no direct or indirect benefit from the City funding this
program. I no longer have any involvement with Pioneer.

As you are aware, I was employed until recently by Pioneer as the Director of Development,
which focuses on raising funds for Pioneer. I was not involved in Pioneer's decision to apply for
a ARPA Community Grant and did not assist in Pioneer's grant application. I have had no
involvement or discussions, either with City of Muskegon's staff or Pioneer's staff, concerning
this matter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Very truly yours,

Rachel Gonnan

C:        Ann Meisch
          Jonathan Seyferth
          Peter Wills
          John Schrier

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