Congresswoman Haley Stevens hosting townhall discussion on Sunday
U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Rochester Hills, will be hosting her first townhall as a member of Congress on Sunday in Plymouth.
The event will be held at 2 p.m. inside the Plymouth Cultural Center, 525 Farmer Street. Anyone is welcome to attend the free event.
Stevens, 35, who represents Michigan's 11th Congressional District, will issue some opening remarks, provide a legislative update, and answer questions from the public in addition to focusing on topics such as the government shutdown and others of importance to her constituents. Press Secretary Blake McCarren said although ID's will not be checked prior to admission, residents of the 11th District are being encouraged to attend the informative event.
Stevens was sworn-in as a member of the 116th Congress on Jan., 3, in Washington D.C. She is one of four U.S. representatives with district territory in Oakland County.
If you're not sure whether you live in the 11th Congressional District, here is a list of some major cities that are included:
White Lake/White Lake Township
The Birmingham native, having graduated from Seaholm High School, is the former director of workforce development and manufacturing engagement for the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute. While there, she led a job training program and created the country’s first online certification program for digital manufacturing.
During the Obama Administration, she served as chief of staff on the U.S. Auto Rescue Task Force, which helped return the auto industry to financial stability.
Earlier in her career, she helped in creating two federal offices that worked to create and retain Michigan jobs including: the Office of Recovery for Automotive Communities and Workers and the White House Office of Manufacturing Policy.
Her legislative priorities include: focusing on education and workforce development as well as strengthening partnerships with those in the business and workforce development community and other professional organizations that help guide people through changes in the economy and workforce.
In addition, Stevens said she wants to help address the education and infrastructure challenges seen across the state and in the 11th District.