Poverty-fighting organization names Vaupel “Legislator of the Year”

State Rep. Hank Vaupel

State Rep. Hank Vaupel has been named Michigan Community Action’s “2018 Legislator of the Year” for his contributions to his local agency, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, which supports people with programs that help them attain self-sufficiency.

Michigan Community Action — dedicated to reducing poverty in Michigan by supporting Community Action Agencies in their quest to change the lives of low-income Michiganders — will present the award during its annual “Day at the Capitol” in Lansing on Thursday, May 3. The annual event will also recognize five outstanding CAA volunteers and five clients who made significant changes in their lives with the help of Community Action programs.

“Rep. Vaupel is committed to helping his community and the residents living in it,” said Kate White, MCA executive director.  “He has been a participant at many OLHSA events, such as Walks for Warmth, which help raise money for residents to stay safe and warm during the winter months.  We appreciate all his efforts supporting Michigan Community Action in Livingston County.”

Rep. Vaupel is chair of the Health Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Insurance, Michigan Competitiveness and Tax Policy committees. He is a former Handy Township supervisor, secretary for the village of Fowlerville Downtown Development Authority, board member of the Fowlerville Area Fire Authority and serves on the Economic Development Council of Livingston County, as well as church council president at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Founded in 1975, MCA serves its 29 member agencies throughout Michigan by strengthening their capacity to alleviate the causes and circumstances of poverty in all 83 counties.

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