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Rogers Helps Shape Federal Policies

In February of 2017, Julie had the opportunity to attend the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.  As a member of NACo’s Health Policy Steering Committee, she debated and voted on policy recommendations that she later brought to Capitol Hill to share with Congress.

View the MLive article on her DC visit

Complete Streets County Resolution

On July 5, 2016, Julie introduced a Complete Streets Resolution with bipartisan support from colleagues.  As an avid bicyclist and runner, road safety is one of Julie’s top concerns. The resolution encourages local municipalities, local transportation authorities, and the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County to consider context sensitive enhancements like wider shoulders, non-motorized paths, signage and sidewalks where they make the most impact with our limited dollars.

Check out WWMT’s coverage of the Complete Streets Resolution.

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Brownfield Redevelopment Grant

In 2016, Julie and her board, Kalamazoo County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (KCBRA) helped secure $400,000 from the EPA for the redevelopment of contaminated lands.  This money will be used to clean up  properties and get them back on the tax rolls, as well as adding jobs to Kalamazoo County.

Click here  to see the interview and get the details.

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NACO Rx.

Julie introduced and helped unanimously pass a County resolution supporting the National Association of Counties (NACo) prescription drug discount card program.  Click here to get the card

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“We are helping people remain healthy.”

Here is Julie on Lori Moore Show talking more about the NACo Rx. card.
Click here for the full interview

 

Kalamazoo County Commissioner Julie Rogers appointed to national health steering committee

“Kalamazoo County has had a strong tradition of prioritizing public health. I look forward to sharing our county’s ideas on the national stage and will bring home the most effective practices from around the country,” Rogers said in a news release announcing her appointment. Click here to read the article