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County offices will be closed on December 24th & 25th for the holiday.

Ottawa County Media Room

Our goal is to be receptive, responsive and transparent.  Members of the media seeking interviews or information are encouraged to contact the Communications Manager, Shannon Felgner.

A handful of County Offices respond to media inquiries directly including:
Ottawa County Department of Public Health - Kristina Wieghmink (616) 494-5597
Ottawa County Community Mental Health - Anna Bednarek (616) 494-5545
Ottawa County Sheriff's Office - (616) 738-4000
If you are having trouble determining to whom you should direct your inquiry, the Communications Manager is a great place to start. 

Do you feel like you are the last to know about an Ottawa County Press Release? We are happy to add you to our media contact list. Email or call Shannon Felgner at (616) 738-4672.

Current Media Releases

December 17, 2014                                

Plenty to do at the Nature Education Center

While the weather outside seems unpredictable this winter, you can count on Ottawa County’s Nature Education Center to offer countless fun activities! The Nature Education Center is within Hemlock Crossing Park at 8115 West Olive Road in West Olive. Sunday Family Hours: Bring your clan for a fun-filled Family Hour Every Sunday at the Nature Education Center within Hemlock Crossing Park. These one-hour, indoor-outdoor programs begin at 2pm. Register at least two days in advance by calling 616-786-4847 and pay only one dollar per child. Late registrants or walk-ins (space permitting) pay two dollars child. Programs vary but incorporate a story, hike, craft, or hands-on activity. Sunday Family Hours are best suited for groups with children ages five and older. At your discretion, younger children may enjoy the program with extra assistance and supervision from their caregivers. Read More.

Freedom of Information Act Requests

All requests made under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the act. Requests for public information should be made to the department which is responsible for the custody of the records.

Shannon Felgner,
Communications Manager

Main Office

12220 Fillmore Street
Room 210
West Olive, MI 49460
Phone: (616) 738-4672
FAX: (616) 738-4888
Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm