Representatives Lilly and García announce community mental health forum

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Representatives Jim Lilly (R- Park Township) and Daniela García (R-Holland) invite Ottawa County residents to attend an upcoming forum on community mental health issues.

The forum is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Complex (Main Conference Room), 12220 Fillmore St. in West Olive.  Guest speakers will include MDHHS Deputy Director of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ Lynda Zeller, Executive Director of Ottawa County Community Mental Health’s Lynne Doyle, and the CEO of Lakeshore Regional Entity’s Jeff Brown.

“Our offices have listened to our communities’ concerns on community mental health and I believe this forum will offer valuable insight into the issue.” Lilly said. “Representative García has been leading the charge on this issue in Lansing and I’m honored to welcome her into the 89th District to help facilitate meaningful conversation.”

García said: “Representative Lilly and I understand how important it is to ensure all Ottawa County residents have the adequate mental health services they need.  This forum is a great opportunity for the community to voice their concerns, share their experiences, and better understand the issue from every level of government.”

The event is open to the public. Anyone unable to attend is encouraged to contact Representative Lilly’s office at 517-373-0838 or Representative García’s office at 517-373-0830.