Rep. Lilly hosts Ottawa County United Way president for State speech

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State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, welcomed Patrick Moran, president at the Greater Ottawa County United Way, as his guest for the State of the State address in the state Capitol Tuesday.

Rep. Lilly recently took his oath of office to represent western Ottawa County at the state House of Representatives.

“I’m honored today that Patrick was able to join me as my guest in Lansing,” said Rep. Lilly. “Our governor is known for encouraging collaboration and I cannot think of a local organization that better embodies that effort in our community than the Ottawa County United Way.  I’m very encouraged by their commitment to regional partnerships as evidenced by their recent announcement of a shared service agreement with the Allegan County United Way.”

Rep. Lilly and his wife Sarah have been involved in various volunteer capacities with the Ottawa County United Way for numerous years.  He has served as both a member and a chair on a number of the organization’s community investment panels and as a Lighthouse Leadership co-chair for the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.

His wife Sarah, a local Realtor, is currently serving a term as the president of the Ottawa County United Way’s board of directors.  Rep. Lilly said he “feels blessed to welcome someone like President Moran, who has dedicated over 10 years to this beloved organization.

“I hope to hear Governor Snyder address the economic progress Michigan has made in recent years, but also highlight the areas where we still need to invest to maintain that growth within our state,” said Rep. Lilly.

“It was wonderful to have Patrick Moran in the Capitol to hear the governor’s message as we all work together for Ottawa County,” said Rep. Daniela García, R-Holland.

State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, and State Rep. Daniela García, R-Holland, welcomed Patrick Moran (left), president of the Greater Ottawa County United Way, for the State of the State speech at the Capitol on Tuesday.

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, and State Rep. Daniela García, R-Holland, welcomed Patrick Moran (left), president of the Greater Ottawa County United Way, for the State of the State speech at the Capitol on Tuesday.