State Rep. Julie Calley today invited residents to attend her November office hours in Middleville and Hastings.
“I deeply appreciate the continued engagement that I receive from community members,” said Calley, R-Portland. “I look forward to the opportunity to talk with the people I serve.”
The informal meetings will take place Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the following times and locations:
- From 10 to 11 a.m. at the Middleville Village Hall, 100 E. Main St. in Middleville; and
- From 1 to 2 p.m. in the commissioners chambers at the Barry Country Courthouse, 220 W. State St. in Hastings. Please note, this is a different location than previous office hours.
No appointment is necessary to attend.
Calley is also planning a virtual option for community members who are unable to attend in person. Please email [email protected] or call (517) 373-0842 to schedule a Zoom meeting.
Thank you for granting me this opportunity to serve you the last six years. You have inspired me with your strength, determination, collaboration, sincerity, and compassion. I have met so many fantastic servant leaders in Barry and Ionia counties. I appreciate your partnership, and I will benefit from your example for years to come.
Calley, of Portland, said the Open Meetings Act is frequently referenced by public bodies, the people who serve on them, and the public – yet it currently includes confusing language and complicated legal terminology that can inspire more questions instead of providing clear-cut answers. The solution Calley is offering rewrites the Open Meetings Act using plain language.
State Rep. Julie Calley, center, recently welcomed a Hastings family to the state Capitol, where they shadowed her as “Representatives for a Day.” Dr. Paul DeWitt and his wife Jennie won the opportunity through the 2020 fundraiser auction benefitting Green Gables Haven, a nonprofit organization in Hastings that serves people impacted by domestic violence. They were accompanied by their grandchildren, Christian and Lily Haire.