Kalamazoo County Board Chairperson Julie Rogers announces run for Michigan House
State of the County addresses health, development and criminal justice reform
KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo County Board Chairperson Julie Rogers, a Democrat, plans to announce her bid for state representative in Michigan’s 60th District, she said in an email message to the Kalamazoo Gazette.
Rogers is serving her fourth term as Kalamazoo County commissioner and was elected by her peers to serve as chairperson of the board in January 2019.
Julie Rogers named a 2019 Women In Government Honoree by Governing Magazine
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo County commissioners highlighted the county’s strides in health, development and criminal justice reform during the State of the County address. The address was given on Thursday, Aug 22. at the new Kalamazoo Health and Community Services Department located at 311 E Alcott St. Commissioners chose the location as a reminder of last year’s move from the Nazareth campus, County Chairperson Julie Rogers said.
As a full-time physical therapist, Julie Rogers was bound to be passionate about health care. Since 2012, she has worked to provide her constituents in Kalamazoo with discounts for prescription drugs and fought for them to have full access to their Medicare benefits. Now she’s working on programs to help seniors age in place and retrofit their homes to make them safer.