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We are investing in our children, developing leaders of the future through the MSU Extension and its 4-H program. Mentorship, hands-on projects, and meaningful leadership opportunities empower and inspire our young people to develop lifelong skills.
We invest in keeping our children safe through our foster care program in Lenawee County. We believe children should be in a safe and secure environment, to develop the skills they need to become responsible, productive adults in our community.
We are investing in our seniors by providing in-home care and assistance, respite care, transportation, and case management because we care about paying them back for their service to the community. Our seven senior centers across the county offer a wide range of activities like exercise classes, games, and social events. We provide access to computers, a full library, and education classes on a variety of topics. We provide over 800 meals a day for home delivery and serve meals at our senior centers daily.
We are investing in your safety. By equipping our Sheriff’s Office and Dispatch Center with top-of-the line technology, equipment, and staff we can quickly respond to your 911 emergency call when you need us most. Our officers take your safety and security seriously and serve and protect you daily to make Lenawee County the safest place to live in our State.
We are investing in justice. Justice for victims of crime through our Victim’s Advocacy program, justice for businesses through our Economic Recovery Unit, and justice for all citizens of Lenawee County. Our judges, prosecutors, and public defenders are committed to the administration of our laws and fair and equitable treatment for all. We focus on crime prevention and rehabilitation through our Sobriety, Drug, and Enhanced Treatment Courts which have an extremely high success rate in reducing re-offenders and these programs reduce our Jail costs.
We are investing in jobs for our county by supporting Lenawee Now. Lenawee Now helps grow established businesses, and keeps those businesses in our county – which means more good-paying jobs for our citizens.
Creating opportunities for jobs in Lenawee County is crucial for the success of our community. Lenawee Now, the county’s economic development organization, is dedicated to enhancing the business sector, and overall economic status of Lenawee County. By attracting new businesses and supporting start-up activities in our county, Lenawee Now creates an economically sustainable region.
We are investing in your health. From vision and hearing screenings, immunizations, reproductive health care, and preventative clinic programs, the Lenawee County Health Department is committed to keeping our residents healthy. One of the key functions of the Health Department is to investigate and follow up on any reported cases of a communicable disease to prevent a possible outbreak. In addition, educating the public is a critical component of the mission for the Health Department.
We invest in our Veterans because they are the heroes in our county. The services provided by the Lenawee County Department of Veterans Affairs have helped thousands of veterans improve their quality of life. The Department works tirelessly to ensure that veterans receive the benefits to which they are entitled as a result of their military service.
According to a recent survey, 98% of Lenawee County residents have visited at least one of the public parks and 25% of residents reported that they visit the local parks on a weekly basis. The county parks are a valued resource for all citizens. The Lenawee County Parks Department is committed to maintaining ‘green space’ for the benefit of our residents and to preserve and protect wildlife in the area. Ongoing maintenance and upkeep is critical to keeping the parks in excellent condition for the residents of Lenawee County. That's why we're investing in parks and investing in you.
In Lenawee County, we care about the future of our planet. That is why we are focused on expanding our recycling programs. The average person throws away about 4.4 pounds of trash each day. Most of the things we throw away end up in landfills, but studies have found that up to 80% of the trash that ends up in landfills could be recycled. Nine out of ten people say that they would recycle if it was easier to do so. We are investing in tomorrow, investing in you.