Welcome Consumers Energy and CMS Energy retirees! We created this site for you, with useful information about benefits and programs designed for you to get the most out of your retirement. You’ll find news about fellow retirees, ways you can make a difference by volunteering in your community and information on programs such as the Forerunners.

WALK FOR WARMTH JACKSON EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Consumers Energy and the Community Action Agency of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale (CAAJLH) are partnering to raise funds and awareness to heat homes in our community. Employees and retirees can get involved by donating, soliciting fellow employees, friends and family to make contributions and by joining us for our 20 minute walk downtown.

Friday, February 16 at One Energy Plaza, Jackson MI

  • 11:15 a.m. – Registration/check-in and donation drop off, in the OEP West Lobby (post office) for retirees and community members
  • 11:45 a.m. – Remarks by President & CEO, CMS & Consumers Energy, Patti Poppe and the CEO of CAAJLH, Toby Berry
  • 12:05 p.m. – Large group photo out in front of OEP
  • 12:10 p.m. –- Walk around downtown

The Forerunners

This dynamic organization represents the interests of all retirees by providing fellowship, support, information and resources. We offer scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are grandchildren or step-grandchildren of fully active, dues-paying members of the Forerunners. If you’re up for a bit of socializing, you might enjoy our annual golf outing and reunion gathering. You may want to check out the discounts on products and services, too.

Contact us

To learn more about the Forerunners, call us at 517-788-1221. Or email us at retiree@consumersenergy.com

  • Adrian - Adrianites: Alan Morgenthaler (517-265-7539)
  • Alma - Grey Power: Bob Divelbiss (989-833-2403)
  • Arizonia - Sun Runners: John Ralph (623-935-9722)
  • Battle Creek - Kilowatt Kreekers: Margaret Skinner/Moody (269-967-2263)
  • Flint/Owosso/Lapeer - Easterners: Tom Bollman (810-444-9054)
  • Florida - Independents: Bill Romoser (863-666-8021)
  • Grand Rapids/Hastings/Greenville - Livewires: Frank Zimmerman (616-656-1147)
  • Jackson - Jacksonians: Tom Heikkinen (517-782-5281)
  • Kalamazoo/Hastings/Allegan - Southwest Energy Stars: Vacant
  • Lansing - Capitaliers: Sue Garland (517-543-9488)
  • Livonia/Howell - Blue Flames: Sue Breckenridge (734-453-2251)
  • Monroe County - Southeasterners: Clarence Schwartz (734-847-1516)
  • Muskegon - Lakesiders: Vacant
  • Royal Oak/Pontiac - Pioneers: Phyllis Leo (586-677-9235)
  • Saginaw/Bay City/Midland - Wonderwatts: Len Bobick (989-893-2418)
  • Tawas - Northeastern Lights: Lee Lockman (989-362-7003)
  • Traverse City - Northwesters: Robert Gluszewski (231-313-8334)

To join, fill out a member information form. Or contact us to learn more about becoming a Forerunner.

Do you have general questions or comments on how we can make this site better?
Email us at retiree@consumersenergy.com


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