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The Ottawa County Fillmore Complex in West Olive is currently without power, impacting its ability to serve customers.

This includes the Sheriff headquarters, Clerk, Register of Deeds and Treasurer offices as well as today's inmate visits at the jail and hearings in the West Olive court. Other locations such as Holland, Grand Haven and Hudsonville are operating and providing services and hearings.

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Excellence in Equity Award

The Excellence in Equity Award recognizes individuals that impact the public sector field in Ottawa County and focus on the importance of equity through their practices, programs, policies and decision making. Previous nominees and winners are allowed to be re-nominated. The Excellence in Equity Award is given at the annual Diversity Forum.

2021 Excellence in Equity Award

Sandra Lake, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health's Community Health Manager, has been named the 2021 Excellence in Equity Award recipient. The news was announced today at the Ottawa County Diversity Forum. Because the forum was held virtually again this year, the Award Decision Committee surprised Lake with the announcement on Friday, October 15. Watch the video of Sandra Lake receiving her award.

The Excellence in Equity Award recognizes individuals who impact the public sector field in Ottawa County and focus on the importance of equity through their practices, programs, policies and decision making.

2021 Excellence in Equity Award Recipient, Sandra Lake 2021 Excellence in Equity Award Recipient, Sandra Lake

"Sandra is a professional with incredible integrity who has helped lead our organization in addressing the root causes of health inequity," said Lisa Stefanovsky, Health Officer for the Ottawa County Department of Public Health. "She is a true champion, turning ideas and honest discussion into action that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace and community."

"I am so humbled and honored," said Sandra Lake, Community Health Manager for the Ottawa County Department of Public Health. "This work is only possible because of my team and our community."

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Past Recipients

2020 Excellence in Equity Award Recipient, Esther Fifelski

2020 Excellence in Equity Award Recipient, Esther Fifelski

2019 Excellence in Equity Award Recipient, Reyna Masko

2019 Excellence in Equity Award Recipient, Reyna Masko