Kalamazoo Area Advocacy Teams
Follow this link to view and download the Kalamazoo Advocacy Teams Flyer.
Kalamazoo County Access Team (meetings are currently on hold)
The Access team works on projects that improve accessibility for people with disabilities in Kalamazoo County and educates businesses and community leaders about barriers to full inclusion.
Meetings were held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 12:30 – 1:30 PM, virtually, via Zoom. If you have questions or concerns, follow this link to email Paul Ecklund or contact him by phone at (269) 345-1516 x117.
TAG Team (meetings are currently on hold)
The Transportation Advocacy Group (TAG Team) monitors the day-to-day service of public transit in Kalamazoo County to ensure it complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Meetings were held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, both virtually and in person. If interested in getting involved in TAG Team, or you have questions or concerns, follow this link to email Kelly Linton or reach her by phone at (269) 345-1516 x125.
Lake View Terrace Advocacy Group
LVT: Speak Up! | Speak Out
LVT Speak Up | Speak Out is an advocacy group for residents of Lake View Terrace in St. Joseph to develop and enhance self-advocacy skills. The group meets twice a month. One meeting each month will focus on discussing residents’ concerns. The other meeting will present learning opportunities related to advocacy and community connections.
Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. The group is currently meeting online. Follow this link to email Cindy Gray or contact her by phone at (269) 985-0111.
Other Ways to Get Involved
No matter where you live in Southwest Michigan, there are opportunities for you to get involved in the issues that you care about. Advocates let their opinions be heard at every level of government – local, state and federal.
Contact Mona Khaled at (269) 345-1516 x103 to learn how you can impact issues you care about!