Rep. VanWoerkom votes to make state government transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “This vote is about being accountable to your constituents,” VanWoerkom said. “Sunlight is…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced several dates in March where he will be available to meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled office hours. “In-district office hours are the best way to hear directly from residents and receive input on recent proposals and problems facing the legislature,” VanWoerkom said. “I value…

Rep. VanWoerkom votes to support lakeshore conservation and expand recreation opportunities

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom voted this week in favor of a plan to complete an extensive six-mile lakefront recreation and conservation project stretching from near Grand Haven’s North Pier in Ottawa County to Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon County. The legislation approved by the House Appropriations Committee, with VanWoerkom’s support, includes $3.8 million to acquire…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces office photo contest

State Representative Greg VanWoerkom (R–Norton Shores) today announced that he is holding a photo contest to help decorate the 91st district legislative office in Lansing. Of the entries submitted, ten winning photos will be selected which will be displayed in the office. The contest ends March 15. “As I continue to work in Lansing representing…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced several dates through February and March where he will meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled office hours. “I want to learn from constituents about the issues that are important to them,” VanWoerkom said. “By announcing dates and times now, I am seeking to give residents…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces first set of in-district office hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, will meet with Muskegon County residents during several scheduled office hours in the upcoming weeks. “I am committed to being open and accessible to residents at all times,” VanWoerkom said. “I encourage my constituents to visit office hours to share their ideas or seek assistance.” Rep. VanWoerkom announced…

VanWoerkom Appointed Chair of Agriculture Budget Committee

Legislator to serve on House Appropriations Committee State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom has been appointed to serve on the Michigan House Appropriations Committee. He will serve as chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Subcommittee. The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for helping determine the state government budget and ongoing supplemental budget appropriations. Frequently, the committee…

Rep. VanWoerkom takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Former Senator Jerry VanWoerkom (father), Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman, Valerie VanWoerkom (mother), Wendy VanWoerkom (wife), Rep. VanWoerkom and their children. PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, was joined by family as he was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his first term as state Representative…