Rep. VanWoerkom: A measured approach to reopen Michigan

House Republicans unveil roadmap to restart economy, return to normalcy State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, R-Norton Shores, today said he supports a regional, safety-focused and calculated approach to restarting Michigan’s economy and re-establishing a semblance of normalcy in the COVID-19 era. House Republicans today unveiled a blueprint to help move the state toward a rolling restart…

Rep. VanWoerkom, House extend Michigan’s state of emergency through April 30

Lawmaker: Governor’s request for 70-day extension rejected over transparency concerns In an effort to keep Michigan families healthy and safe and ensure the state retains its COVID-19 response leverage, State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, R-Norton Shores, today supported a measure continuing the state of emergency and the governor’s emergency powers through April 30 – a period…

VanWoerkom statement on executive order ending in-person school year

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to suspend in-person K-12 education for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year due to coronavirus outbreak in Michigan: “I agreed with many families and school leaders in Muskegon County that the decision to close school…

VanWoerkom: We must work together to flatten the curve

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued her Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order and the announcement of the first COVID-19 case in Muskegon County: “Lives and livelihoods are at stake as we all do our part to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces new Community Impact Award contest

Rep. Greg VanWoerkom announced today the start of the Community Impact Award for residents of Muskegon County. “The Community Impact Award is a way to highlight exceptional members of our community by recognizing the selfless acts they demonstrate to make our community better,” VanWoerkom said. “We are looking for individuals who advance the quality of…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces February office hours

Rep. Greg VanWoerkom announced today he will be hosting office hours in February to hear the concerns of members in the community. “We have had a successful start to the new year in Lansing,” Rep. VanWoerkom said. “It is important to keep the lines of communication open to ensure our continued success.” Rep. VanWoerkom will…

Rep. VanWoerkom welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom welcomed Father Charlie Hall to lead last Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Father Hall is the lead pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church in Norton Shores and St. Michael the Archangel Church in Muskegon. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. VanWoerkom participates in roundtable addressing Lake Michigan’s record high water levels, soil erosion

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom this week participated in a roundtable discussion with several colleagues coordinating ideas to address the soil erosion disaster along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, which was triggered by record high water levels. VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, said this is a problem for which we need a coordinated plan. “Significant damage already occurred for…