SAGINAW, Mich., Dec. 13, 2023 — State Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) attended the 20th annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit in Dewey Beach, Del, earlier this month. A highlight of this year’s summit was O’Neal’s appointment to serve on NASC’s Executive Council.
“I am humbled at my appointment to the NASC Executive Council for the upcoming year. I’ve served in the Michigan’s Sportsmen Caucus for several years now and was a member of the NASC, so I felt it was time to get more involved,” O’Neal said. “Michigan is a jewel for sportsmen and women, and it is important that a Michigander has a seat at the table, as our state and nation navigate the future of sportsmanship and conversation.”
This summit featured 30 guest speakers and over 200 participants. This event brings together sportsmen’s caucus members, NGO representatives, key staff from state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, the outdoor industry and other conservation policy professionals for three days of educational programming, networking and planning, to ensure the interests of sportsmen and women are protected in state capitols throughout the nation.
“Fishing and turkey hunting are some of my favorite pastimes. At this event, I met many individuals who held similar interests from all across the country. It was truly exciting! I am looking forward to next year and my new position, bringing my experience and passion for the purpose with me in my new role,” O’Neal said.
NASC is guided by the Executive Council, which is made up of state legislators who were elected by other state legislators. Their role is to provide advice and counsel to the congressional sportsmen’s foundation. The council also assists with the establishment and promotion of pro-sportsmen ideas and facilitates the sharing of information between state sportsmen’s caucuses, conversation partners and allied industries. The 12 elected members from NASC member states ensure that NASC is able to provide the best service possible to the state caucuses.