Greetings Neighbors,

Happy summer! As we move into our in-district work period in the Legislature, I am excited to spend more time engaging with and getting to know you, our community and constituents. I hope to see you at one of our Ice Cream Socials or at one of our “The Stigma” events. Please see below for more information on these events and how you can contact my staff and me for more information.

I also want to highlight some of the amazing work we have put out in the last few weeks. We are creating tools to invest in housing development; saving you tax money on certain food purchases; keeping our children safe by banning child marriage and creating safety measures for sexual assault by medical and college staff; and helping our unions and teachers be better able to advocate for themselves. I feel blessed every day for the opportunity to represent House District 12 and am acutely aware of the amazing work my fellow colleagues and I have been able to complete this term.


Rep. Kimberly L. Edwards

House District 12


Community Events

Ice Cream Social – Come enjoy some fresh air and get to know your community! We will have an ice cream truck and get to enjoy this beautiful summer weather. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about what is going on in Lansing and your community!

Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Spindler Park 19400 Stephens Road, Eastpointe, MI 48021.

Saturday, Aug. 12  from 11 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. at Park Life Builders, 20141 Kelly Road, Detroit, Mi 48225.

The Stigma – June’s mental health discussion with special guest state Rep. Donovan McKinney was fantastic. We discussed mental health challenges faced by men and the importance of vulnerability and community. We hope you will join us for The Stigma in July to discuss women’s mental health: no matter what our hair looks like or what is in our purses, our mental health matters.

Friday, July 14,  from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Macomb Gardens Park, address: 25271 Macomb St., Roseville, 48066. 

Legislative Walks— You may see my team and I hitting the streets this summer to engage with constituents, learn about your concerns and share helpful resources. If you see us, please do not hesitate to say “Hi!” and let us know about the challenges you are facing and how we can help.

Budget 2023-24 Passed

The Michigan House of Representatives passed the state’s fiscal 2023-24 budget, marking a significant reinvestment in the people of Michigan. The School Aid budget — the largest in Michigan’s history — expands access to free preschool and provides free breakfast and lunch to every public school student. It also includes robust support for at-risk youth, mental health services, before- and after-school programs and so much more. There is no better investment than our kids, and this budget puts our state on a path to a bright future.

Additionally, almost $4.2 million was appropriated to water infrastructure in this year’s budget. These funds will go towards updating sewer systems and replacing lead service lines. These are just a few of the amazing investments that I am excited to have secured at the Capitol. If there is an appropriation you are concerned about or want more information on, do not hesitate to contact my office for more information.

Contact Information

Representative Contact Information:

Office Phone: (517) 373-0852


Website: Rep. Kimberly L. Edwards –

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Eastpointe Community Baby Shower — Saturday, July 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at 21357 Redmond Ave., Eastpointe, MI 48021

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center 14061 Lappin St., Detroit, MI 48205, (313) 535-9200, children and adult educational services. Several volunteer opportunities are available.

Mental Health 

Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network 24 Hour Helpline: (800) 241-4949

Macomb County Community Mental Health 24 Hour Helpline: (586) 307-9100, MCCMH: Macomb County Community Mental Health.

Wayne County 11,000 to Zero 

In 2009, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office discovered 11,341 untested rape kits dating from 1984-2009. With funding from the Department of Justice, the prosecutor’s office was able to process all of the kits. For more information or to find out the status of your case, please go to this link or call (313) 224-4111, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Services for Seniors

Please follow the following links for more information on services for seniors in our region, and reach out to our office if you are interested in a printed publication covering services from the State of Michigan.

Area Agency on Aging 1-B — (800) 852-7795

Disability Network of Eastern Michigan

Oakland/Macomb office — (586) 268-4160