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Power trip

December 1st, 2023|News, Opinion|

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.

Public Health & Democrat Activist Lawfare

November 27th, 2023|News, Opinion|

“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 rock on which our Republic rests”

November 22nd, 2023|News, Ottawa County|

"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.

Meeting highlights—Ottawa Food: just the facts

November 22nd, 2023|Highlights, News, Ottawa County|

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.

Meeting highlights—Day one of special hearing for removal of health officer, Adeline Hambley

October 25th, 2023|Highlights, News, Ottawa County|

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.

Press Release—Working while conservative

October 12th, 2023|News, Press Release|

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.

Meeting highlights—FY24 budget passes, Zylstra brings a flurry of motions, Early Voting Agreement passes with unanimous vote

September 28th, 2023|Highlights, News, Ottawa County|

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.

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