LANSING, Mich., April 12, 2022 — State Rep. Julie M. Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) introduced House Resolution 264 to declare April 2022 as County Government Month in the state of Michigan. The House adopted the resolution with unanimous support.

“As a former county commissioner, I know firsthand that county governments play a vital role in the delivery of key public services in our state,” Rogers said. “Counties provide a variety of services, such as parks and recreation programs, services for seniors, medical care facilities, courts and court services, elections, and infrastructure. As a health care provider, I also appreciate the key role they play in public health by promoting equitable and accessible health for all residents.”

The theme for this year’s County Government Month is “Counties Thrive” and focuses on the critical role counties play in public life. 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.

“Our members across Michigan greatly appreciate Rep. Rogers’ sponsorship of this resolution and its quick adoption by the full House of Representatives,” said Stephan Currie, executive director of the Michigan Association of Counties. “Nearly 50,000 of our friends and neighbors work in county government each and every day to make our state a better, safer and healthier place to live. Such service is deserving of recognition this month — and every month.”