After writing Letters to the Editor and giving public comment, Marcia Mansaray traveled across the country to inform public health professionals about how she used her position to push back against elected county commissioners who oversee the Health Department.
“Many on the political left have pushed the lie that conservatives ‘distrust public health.’ It isn’t public health policy that we have come to distrust, but rather how it is used by the Left to cloak their partisan agenda.” —Representative Jim Banks, Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District
"The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God." —Abraham Lincoln, October 1863 Proclamation, Washington D.C.
Lisa Uganski, from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health, showed up at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Inadvertently, she shed the light of truth on what Ottawa Food is and why two seasonal programs suddenly are suspended.
Attending his first board meeting as the new Deputy Director, Ben Wetmore brought facts about Ottawa Food, countering the misinformation local media continues to dole out to the Ottawa County citizens.
As media and public intimidation of Conservative and Christian leaders in Ottawa County intensifies, it is interesting to review the insights and encouragement from Ottawa Impact’s March 2023 article related to DE&I.
27% of Ottawa County residents made their voices heard in the November 7, 2023 election.
Citizens of Coopersville, Ferrysburg, Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville, Jamestown, and Zeeland made their way to the polls on Tuesday to exercise their right to vote.
“Employment policies in K-12 public schools that consider race, creed, and political ideology and are in-fused with biased language and decision-making processes unfairly, and some-times illegally, skew hiring in favor of certain applicants.”
Despite mainstream media outlet claims of “book banning,” the movement to protect children from being exposed to pornographic material in classrooms and school libraries is growing with the help of an expanding number of advocates and resources.
October 24, 2023, started as any other Board of Commissioners meeting would, with the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. The difference was that the room was set up like a courtroom. After listening to the first eight witnesses from the defense, one might wonder whom the hearing was for, Administrator John Gibbs or Adeline Hambley.
The Michigan Republican Party hired a local business in Ottawa County called For Liberty earlier this year for technology consulting. One of the business partners is Joe Moss, who is also a conservative Ottawa County Commissioner. Media coverage attacked For Liberty and Joe Moss using accusations by a former State Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.
According to Ottawa County election data, Prop 2 failed to pass with 53% of the Ottawa County voters voting against it; however, it passed statewide. With election integrity being one of the most important issues in America, getting the Early Voting Agreement right was a top priority and not taken lightly.
Five times the Election Commission has been asked to consider a recall petition. Four times the Commission has voted to disapprove the petition (one petition was withdrawn). All five petitions were written by the same Allendale resident attempting to recall the same school board member.
After many weeks of local and national media attempts to emotionally blackmail people into thinking the Public Health Department would close, the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners passed the FY24 General Appropriations Act (FY24 budget)—which notably has the second highest Public Health Department budget in 15 years.