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.
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.
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.
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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
“We are helping people remain healthy.”
Here is Julie on Lori Moore Show talking more about the NACo Rx. card.
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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