Last week the new legislature in Lansing was sworn-in, and shortly after that the leadership was announced for both houses. West Michigan is fortunate to be represented by women and men who are not only excellent legislators, but who are also in key leadership positions, either with the position they hold or the committee that they chair. Many of these legislators have pledged their support for the aging network, and we are counting on them to make sure that both policy and budgets support the needs of older adults in the community.
While most of our West Michigan legislators were previously serving and were re-elected, we do have a few new representatives and senators for the region. To see the updated list of current legislators and find out their committee assignments and contact information, please click here . We encourage you to contact your legislator to introduce yourself, tell her/him about what’s important to you, and ask her/him to support aging issues this year.