In Her Local Government Role, Physical Therapist Makes Seniors a Priority
Commission Board Chair, Kalamazoo County, Mich.
Health care isn’t the only issue where Rogers is making a difference. To improve road safety, she has fought for wider shoulders, improved signage and more trail connectors. She’s helped create more than 1,500 jobs by working on environmental cleanups, serving on the Kalamazoo County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board.
In January, Rogers became the chair of the county board, after a near-unanimous vote by her fellow commissioners.
Her top priority is to get plans for a new courts and administration building “back on track.” Plans for the $100 million project had languished in 2018 after the county received preliminary designs. Additionally, Rogers has said she wants the county to join a class action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and to reconvene a criminal justice council focused on young adults.