LANSING, Mich., April 19, 2024 — State Rep. Julie M. Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) introduced House Resolution 218, which declares April 2024 as County Government Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution was adopted by the House.

“As a former county commissioner, I have seen firsthand the vital role county governments play in the delivery of essential public services in our state,” Rogers said. “County governments provide a variety of services, such as local public health programs, parks and recreation programs, senior citizen services, medical care facilities and infrastructure maintenance and upgrades. As a practicing health care provider, I also appreciate the work carried out by our public health departments by promoting equitable and accessible health for all residents.”

The theme for this year’s County Government Month is “Forward Together,” with a focus on connecting, inspiring and leading — pillars of county government that build trust and drive solutions. Many local counties and county commissioners will be uplifting this theme and raising awareness of the countless efforts and contributions of county boards of commissioners throughout Michigan’s 83 counties.

“We appreciate Representative Rogers’ effort to recognize the work of the more than 40,000 people who serve their communities each day in county government,” said Stephan Currie, executive director of the Michigan Association of Counties. “Public servants play a vital role in protecting and enhancing the safety, health and quality of life for Michigan’s 10 million residents.”