Dear Neighbor,

Back-to-school season is underway! For everyone with a student at home, I hope you enjoy the remaining summer fun and that you have everything prepared for another successful school year.

I invite you to join me at my upcoming coffee hour on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10-11 a.m. at Bagel Beanery (5316 Clyde Park Ave. SW in Wyoming). I hope to see you there! I also have several other upcoming events that I’d like to share with you. Read on to learn more! If you haven’t already, follow my Facebook page to stay up to date on local issues, events and my work as your representative. Additionally, you can find me on Twitter @JohnforMI.

My team and I are here to help! If you are in need of support or need access to local or state resources, have any questions regarding legislation or navigating state government in general, please reach out to me at my office at or by calling (517) 373-0835.

In this issue:

  • Meet with John
  • John’s Journal

Meet with John:

coffee hour fitz

Each month I hold regular coffee hours to engage in conversation and exchange ideas with you. This month, my coffee hour will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10-11 a.m. at Bagel Beanery, 5316 Clyde Park Ave. SW in Wyoming. I always appreciate and look forward to hearing from constituents. I hope to see you there to talk about the issues most important to you and our community.

I will continue to hold regular coffee hours at Wyoming City Hall from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Stop by to say hi, talk with me about an issue and get updates for our community from the Capitol. I look forward to seeing you!


I’m hosting a Financial Literacy Tour with special guest state Rep. Brenda Carter on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1-3 p.m. at the Cook Library Center, 1100 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. SW in Grand Rapids. This event will provide you with resources and information around financial literacy and capability. This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you with questions about finances, affordability, and navigating our banks and credit unions. I hope to see you there!


Finally, I will be hosting a Senior Resource Fair at the Wyoming Senior Center on Monday, Sept. 25. There will be dozens of groups and organizations there to provide resources and information for seniors ranging from navigating our health care system to providing resources in retirement. I will be sharing updates on Facebook with more information on who will be there and what to expect in the coming weeks.

John’s Journal:


Last week, I hosted our Energy Reliability, Resilience and Accountability (ERRA) Task Force listening tour at the Grand Rapids Community College M-TEC Center and was joined by several of my House colleagues from around the state. I appreciated hearing from many of you about your energy concerns and will continue working with my fellow representatives on finding solutions to the many issues Michiganders face with energy reliability and affordability.

As we approach the end of summer, I am looking forward to the Legislature returning to session and continuing the important work of representing you in Lansing. Know that my team and I are always available to you. Enjoy the rest of your summer!


John Fitzgerald
State Representative
District 83