Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Welcome back to my e-newsletter. It is an honor representing the residents of the 50th House District and Genesee County. To stay updated on my work in Lansing and around the district, visit my website at, follow me on Facebook (@StateRepSneller) or follow me on Instagram (@reptimsneller). I want to make sure I keep you as informed as possible.

Infrastructure Survey 

We want to hear from you! The House Dems want to hear from constituents about how and where to spend federal infrastructure funding. The page hosts a survey that lets people choose what their community needs to be added or upgraded. Follow the link below to let us know what you would like to see us do to improve District 50!

Infrastructure Survey –

County Commissioner Terms

I have worked on legislation that will lengthen the terms of county commissioners from a two-year term to a four-year term. This allows commissioners to spend less time focused on reelection and more time focused on the people’s business and working in the community. This term change will begin in 2024.

2022 Coffee Hours

My favorite part of this job is getting out with the community, talking with them and hearing what issues matter to them. I’m hosting a series of coffee hours this year, and I invite you all to stop by any of them to express your thoughts on the issues that surround our community.

If you haven’t got the chance to stop by yet, I hope to see you there!

  • Jan. 28: Burton Senior Center, 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 4: Scotti’s Coney Island, 10 a.m.
  • Feb. 25: Grand Blanc Senior Center, 1 p.m.
  • March 4: Scotti’s Coney Island, 10 a.m.
  • March 21: Sam’s Italian Restaurant, 6 p.m.
  • March 25: Burton Senior Center, 1 p.m.
  • April 1: Scotti’s Coney Island, 10 a.m.
  • April 29: Grand Blanc Senior Center, 1 p.m.
  • May 6: Scotti’s Coney Island, 10 a.m.
  • May 16: Sam’s Italian Restaurant, 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events

7th Annual African American Film Series

Enjoy an evening with movies, art and great food. The January showing of the African American Film Series showcases “Finding Fellowship”: a film detailing how three racially segregated Methodist churches merged into one following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To register for the showing, find more information here.

When: Jan. 13, 5:30-9 p.m.

Where: Flint Institute of Arts

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

To celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, the Flint Institute of Arts is hosting a day of free activities, including keynote speaker Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, Michigan State University’s associate dean for Public Health Integration and director of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions; performances and an inspiring art project influenced by Dr. King.

When: Jan. 17, 2-5 p.m.

Where: Flint Institute of Arts

DRUMLine Live

With original works and soul-inspired renditions of modern hits, DRUMLine Live is an international tour based on the historically Black college and university marching band tradition. For more information, click here.

When: Jan. 21, 8 p.m.

Where: The Whiting

CrimFit Training Program

The CrimFit Training Program is a 15 week guided training program designed for participants of all ages and fitness levels to help you prepare for your Crim 10 Mile, Half Crim or 5K. The program consists of a weekly training session and monthly training calendars for guidance. Groups will follow the most up-to-date state and local guidelines on gatherings, with the plan to have groups train in-person as long as it is safe to do so. All participants and groups will have the option to train virtually if they choose so.

For more information, please visit the link here. Prices increase after Feb. 28, so sign up soon if you are interested.

Flint Native Opens Genesee County’s First Bartending School

Flint’s Sheena Harrison opened Drinks of Essence, Genesee County’s first and only bartending school, in late 2021. The school offers a three-day, 30-hour training course to allow aspiring bartenders and mixologists to hone in their skills behind the bar. Students  will learn how to mix, shake and enjoy exciting cocktails. Drinks of Essence also hosts a virtual mixology experience for $20.

For more information on upcoming classes and events at Drinks of Essence, click here.

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