Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to my e-newsletter! I am honored and humbled to serve as our community’s voice at the Capitol in Lansing. As we continue into the term, rest assured that the challenges families in our community and state are facing are at the top of my legislative priorities. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office by phone at (517) 373-0837 or email at if we can help.


Amos O’Neal

State Representative, 94th House District


In this issue:

  • Awards:
    • Michigan Association of Local Public Health 2024 Friend of Public Health Award.
    • Michigan Community Action annual legislator of the year award.
    • Michigan Municipal League’s 2024 legislator of the year.
    • Michigan Association of Counties legislator of the year.
  • Events:
    • Small Business Town Hall.
    • Expungement Fair.
  • Grant Opportunities: 
    • HUD Planning Grants.
  • Governor Whitmer Open Appointments 


Michigan Association of Local Public Health 2024 Friend of Public Health Award

This week in Lansing, I received the Michigan Association of Local Public Health’s 2024 Friend of Public Health Award.

I am grateful beyond words to be honored by so many great associations this year. In addition to this award, I have also received the Michigan Municipal League’s 2024 legislator of the year, the Michigan Association of Counties legislator of the year, and the Michigan Community Action’s annual legislator of the year award.

My job as a state representative is my passion, and it feels so good to be recognized for my continued work and commitment to Michiganders. However, my work does not end with these recognitions. I am here to help make Michigan a better place where we put people first.


Small Business Town Hall 

Please mark your calendars for my next town hall focused on small businesses. This event will take place on Monday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m.

This will be a great opportunity for community members to get their voices heard, as well as hear from our local partners and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. This town hall will highlight the many resources available for local small businesses, ensuring we have the tools to navigate the communication barriers between businesses and the community.

Attendees will learn about tools and technical support, engage with economic development  experts and have the ability to ask panelists questions.

Attendees can register using this link.


Expungement Fair 

Expungement fairs are an opportunity to review criminal convictions with on-site volunteer attorneys to potentially help expunge convictions. Having criminal convictions expunged can aid a person in securing employment, housing and other benefits available to those without a criminal record.

We are pleased to offer a pre-registration process this time around and would love for you to join us on May 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call my office with any questions.


HUD Planning Grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD posted their Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the fiscal 2024 Choice Neighborhoods Planning grants online at This opportunity offers $10 million in planning grants and will be taking applications through June 10 of this year. This funding can help our communities develop more housing, parks, grocery stores, jobs and more.

For more information about the Choice Neighborhoods program, please go to


Governor Whitmer Open Appointments

Have you considered being an active part of our democracy?

Check out Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s current appointment opportunities through July 2024!

Governor Whitmer has the responsibility of appointing individuals to various boards and commissions that serve the state. The governor’s Appointments Division is responsible for seeking qualified candidates to fulfill these responsibilities on more than 250 boards and commissions that span across state agencies. To see the full array of the boards and commissions, or to apply for an appointment opportunity, go to