I hope you are enjoying the start of the fall and embracing all that this new season has to offer — whether you’re watching football, visiting the cider mill with your family or simply enjoying the cool, autumn breeze.
While the Senate is working through a robust agenda delivering results for Michiganders to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, protect our state’s natural resources and more, our team’s work in Distrist 12 still continues. In this newsletter, I hope to share with you all we’ve been up to in our lakeshore community, as well as provide information on several upcoming events we have planned.
As always, I’d love to know your thoughts on what topics you’re interested in or what questions you’d like to see answered. Please feel free to reach out to my office to share your perspective or seek assistance with any challenges you may be facing with state departments — we are here to serve you. You can reach my office by calling (517) 373-7315 or emailing SenKHertel@senate.michigan.gov.
Thank you again for taking the time to read this newsletter — I hope to hear from you soon.
It was an honor to join the Michigan Defense Caucus for a roundtable discussion on how Michigan can help build the Army of 2030. As Chair of the Military, Veterans, State Police Appropriations Subcommittee, I remain committed to supporting our state’s military service members, veterans and their families.
Standing in Solidarity with UAW Workers
As UAW workers fight for a fair contract that recognizes their hard work and sacrifice, I was proud to stand with them in solidarity.
Ribbon Cutting at Mount Clemens Public Library
Our team was honored to attend the ribbon cutting at the Mount Clemens Public Library and celebrate the state-of-the-art renovations made to this critical community space. I look forward to seeing how this investment will benefit the residents of Mount Clemens, helping to connect them with knowledge, information and one another.
Judging at the Lac Ste. Claire Fine Art Fair
The Lac Ste. Clair Fine Art Fair at Veterans Memorial Park never disappoints. This year I had the honor of judging the Best of Michigan category. Congratulations to all those who participated!
Meeting with Behavioral Health Providers in Grosse Pointe
With nearly 1.5 million Michiganders experiencing mental health issues, expanding access to quality mental health care is a top priority of mine as Chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee. It was great talking with behavioral health providers in Grosse Pointe about how we can increase support for residents.
Welcoming Small Businesses to District 12
It’s always wonderful to see new small businesses open up in our community. Thank you to Rondo Realty, Philly Cheesesteaks and Great Chiropractic for choosing District 12 as your new home!
Speaking with Seniors Over Coffee
Coffee hours are always a highlight of my week, as I appreciate hearing from constituents about the issues impacting our community. Thank you to everyone who joined us at the senior center in St. Clair Shores for coffee and conversation.
Participating in a Panel Discussion on Water Infrastructure
Keeping Lake St. Clair clean and stopping our basements from flooding is a top priority for District 12 residents. It was great to join the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department, the Great Lakes Water Authority and residents from Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods to talk about this pressing issue and the work we’re doing to invest in water infrastructure.
Touring CNS Healthcare in Harper Woods
Thank you to the wonderful healthcare professionals at CNS Healthcare in Harper Woods for taking the time to have a discussion with me on how we can build a future where more Michiganders have access to quality, affordable healthcare and better health outcomes.
Meeting with Local Leaders and First Responders
Following the severe weather our area experienced in August, Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency for New Baltimore and Chesterfield. Our team was grateful to meet with local leaders and organizations to learn more about how we can assist residents as they navigate through these circumstances.
It is one of my top goals as your State Senator to have myself and my office be as accessible to you as possible. To share your thoughts on legislation or seek assistance with an issue, please join me at one of our upcoming district events:
Coffee & Conversation
WHEN: Monday, October 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Tucker Senior Center, 26980 Ballard St, Harrison Township, MI 48045
WHEN: Friday, October 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: District Office, 28800 Harper, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
Small Business Town Hall
WHEN: Monday, October 30, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 10:00 a.m.)
WHERE: New Baltimore Civic Club, 36551 Main St, New Baltimore, MI 48047
Join us in New Baltimore for a Small Business Town Hall to learn about opportunities for small business owners and budding entrepreneurs in our area. Guest speakers include representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.
District Office Hours with Staff
WHEN: Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and by appointm