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Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Arlan Meekhof at SLDL

Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Arlan Meekhof at SLDL

SPRING LAKE, MI--State Senator Arlan Meekhof will be conducting a Town Hall Meeting at Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. Senator Meekhof serves the 30th District. The public is invited to bring their questions and share concerns about issues.

For more information call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

LDL announces Ottawa County Commissioner debate July 30

LDL announces Ottawa County Commissioner debate July 30

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- West Michigan Politics, a website focusing on local political news and opinion, will host a debate of the candidates for Ottawa County Commission (Districts 9-11) at the Loutit District Library, Monday, July 30 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Program Room A. Doors open at 6:30.

Candidates attending include: Phil Kuyers, Ken David, Don Munski, Jeff Stille, Roger Bergman, and Nancy Fuller

All the candidates will give an opening statement, and then take questions from the panel. The audience will have a chance to ask questions before the candidates give a closing statement.

Light refreshments will be served. The public is encouraged to attend this debate, as it is the only formal opportunity to meet the candidates before the August 7 primary election.

The public may email any suggested questions for the candidates prior to the debate towestmipolitics@gmail.com.

GHAPS - Changes to School Board Member Elections

GHAPS - Changes to School Board Member Elections

From: http://www.ghaps.org

This past November, Michigan election law was amended to require that all school board elections be held in November of even years beginning in 2012. In order to implement the November even-year election cycle, current board members' terms of office have been extended by either 6 or 18 months, depending upon the year of their election.

Board members are currently elected to serve fouryear terms. In an effort to avoid a potential turnover of a majority of board members (4) during a given year, the GHAPS school board passed a resolution of intent to establish six-year board member terms commencing with the 2012 November General Election. The move to a six-year rotation provides for stability of the board and a stable replacement schedule of board members.

Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Arlan Meekhof at SLDL

Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Arlan Meekhof at SLDL

SPRING LAKE, MI--State Senator Arlan Meekhof will be conducting a Town Hall Meeting at Spring Lake District Library on Wed., July 18 at 7:00 p.m. Senator Meekhof serves the 30th District. The public is invited to bring their questions and share concerns about issues.

For more information call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

West Michigan Civil Conversation Project talks healthcare June 19

West Michigan Civil Conversation Project talks healthcare June 19

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. --  With the Supreme Court expected to hand down its decision on the Affordable Health Care Act this month, there’s never been a better time to join the conversation about the nature and future of healthcare in this country.

The public is invited to join the West Michigan Civil Conversation Project (WMCCP) to discuss “Healthcare: What are our individual and societal responsibilities” at the Loutit District Library (LDL) on Tuesday, June 19 from 7:00-8:45 p.m. in Program Room A.

The local project is designed to provide a place and process for people with wide-ranging views to share perspectives on the important issues of the day. The goal is not to come to consensus, but to promote listening, learning and a balance between inquiry and advocacy.

Q & A with 89th District Rep. Amanada Price at SLDL

Q & A with 89th District Rep. Amanada Price at SLDL

Spring Lake, MI-State Rep. Amanda Price will be at the Spring Lake District Library on Monday, June 25, from noon to 1:00 p.m. to talk with constituents about their concerns. Amanda Price represents the 89th District which includes Spring Lake, Grand Haven, and Ferrysburg. Take advantage of this opportunity to let your state representative know what issues are important to you. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the event.

For more information about this program, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

State Rep. Amanda Price to hold in-district office hours

News Release:

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor in-district office hours in Grand Haven on Friday, May 18, to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern.

Price will be at Coffee Grounds, located at 41 Washington Ave. from 9 to 10 a.m. Residents are welcome to stop by as their schedules allow during that time, and appointments are not necessary.

Residents can contact Price in Lansing at any time by calling toll-free (888) 238-1008 or by emailing amandaprice@house.mi.gov.