United Way director to be honored

Kelly Hostetler, executive director of St. Joseph County United Way, will be honored next week for her work supporting the health of the community.

The event will take place April 13 at the Rotunda of the state capital in Lansing.

The award recognizes individuals and organizations across the state working to maintain and improve the health of their local communities. The Hometown Health Hero award is a major part of Public Health Week in Michigan. Hostetler was nominated for the award by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.

Health officer Rebecca Burns said Hostetler has been instrumental in supporting the health and well-being of St. Joseph County residents for many years. She said Hostetler worked tirelessly to support community vaccination efforts by coordinating volunteers and food for the agency’s mass vaccination clinics.

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