U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) held a roundtable discussion in the Muskegon Community College Stevenson Center on April 5 with veterans leaders and service providers to get their input on how programs serving veterans are working, as well as to update them on her latest work to support veterans and their families.
The event was one of several roundtables the senator is conducting with veterans in communities across Michigan.
“Muskegon Community College was honored to host her roundtable with such a passionate group of on-the-ground specialists,” said Eli Fox, the Manager of Student Success and Veterans Affairs at MCC. “The discussion deepened local connections already cultivated to remove barriers. I look forward to seeing the group’s collective thoughts brought to the federal level to improve the lives of veterans nationally.”
Stabenow was joined by representatives from Health West, Kent County Veterans Services, EverSharp Veterans, Inc., County Council of VFWs, Williams Hughes PLLC, WINC: For All Women Veterans, Muskegon Community College, Mercy Health, the Brian Mattson Center for Restorative Justice, Grand Valley State University, and the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.
“It was an honor to meet in Muskegon today with veterans and other leaders who are on the front lines in meeting the needs of veterans in West Michigan,” said Sen. Stabenow. “We’ve made some important progress in addressing problems with our VA health system and providing job, housing and educational opportunities for our veterans, but there are still so many more challenges and issues to address. Today’s discussion was great and will help me continue to get things done for our Michigan veterans in Washington.”