Julie Rogers was first elected to the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners in 2012 and and is running for a fourth term in District 5. She has served on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Health Steering Committee for the past four years. She was one of 23 county leaders nationwide chosen for NACo’s 2018 County Leadership Institute (CLI) training. Commissioner Rogers has been recently nominated to the Class of 2019 Women in Government, a national nonpartisan leadership program for women elected officials. Locally, she serves on the Kalamazoo County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Economic Development Corporation, Workforce Development Board, and County Public Arts Commission.
She recently co-authored a MacArthur Foundation grant with Kalamazoo County & City to reduce the number of young adults in jail. In addition, Julie is a member of NACo’s NextGen, a young county leader networking group which mentors newly elected county officials. She has participated in service projects for NextGen. These projects give back to the host community during NACo’s annual conference.
Rogers is the only health care provider on her board, and her background drives her to be a champion of public health. She has also served on the West Michigan Cancer Center Board, coached Girls on the Run, is a member of the Borgess Hospital Diversity Council, and runs in many community races. Visit www.juliemrogers.com for more information.