Last week, I spoke at an Opiate Awareness Forum at the Fowlerville UB Church hosted by the Fowlerville Police Department. Awareness is critical to finding solutions and offering help to those who need it, and it was encouraging to see the great cooperation shown from local leaders, law enforcement, and organizations. I was honored to be part of the discussion as we continue working on the issue. Thank you to Fowlerville Police Chief John Tyler for organizing the event and ensuring the community is informed about opiates.
I attended several other local events over the past few weeks. Last Friday, I joined local officials and business leaders for the Emagine Movie Theater groundbreaking ceremony in Hartland. The theater will be located in the Hartland Towne Square Plaza and is expected to open this winter. It was great to welcome a new business to the community, and I am excited for continued economic growth throughout the district.
I attended Good Morning Livingston with the Howell Chamber of Commerce where Congressman Mike Bishop was the guest speaker. He spoke on issues being discussed in Washington D.C., including his bipartisan work on various committees. Thank you to Congressman Bishop and the Chamber of Commerce for hosting this important update.
I recently had the opportunity to meet in Lansing with Livingston County residents attending the Right to Life of Michigan annual legislative day. I enjoy any chance to hear from the people of our community so I can better represent them in the Michigan Legislature.
I was happy to participate in a tour of the Lansing Community College (LCC) Health and Human Services facility. I am impressed by the quality curriculums available to students seeking an associate degree in the various health service programs available from the college. LCC also has a branch center in Livingston County where other courses are offered.
On Thursday, I had the privilege of welcoming the Hartland High School hockey team to the Capitol and recognizing them on the House floor. The Hartland Eagles are this year’s state champions, and it was an honor to acknowledge their excellent commitment and hard work. Congratulations, and great job to the team, coaches and staff!
I invite you to join me for my April office hours on Friday, April 20 at the following times and locations:
- 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;
- 4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and
- 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.
I look forward to seeing you there and hearing your thoughts!
If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. We are happy to hear from you!