State Representative Scott VanSingel to speak at NCMHC
The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center is pleased to welcome Representative Scott VanSingel for the January Speaker Series at the Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center Thursday, January 16th, at 6:30 PM.
“An inside look at the Michigan Legislature” will discuss his history, including his upbringing in a small town, his farming background, and how he ended up in state government. Further elements of the non-partisan discussion will highlight day-to-day operations – how the House of Representative’s works, and general background on the legislative process.
Scott is the 5th generation of his family to reside in Grant. He lives within 3 miles of where his family settled to farm in the late 1800’s. Growing up, he spent countless hours working on the family farm which taught him the value of hard and honest work. He has deep roots in the community of Grant and Newaygo County.
Scott is a proud graduate of Grant High School where he graduated in the top 10% of his class and excelled at various sports. He later went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University with majors in Finance and Accounting. In 2011, he earned his Master’s in Business from Cornerstone University. Along with his formal education, he is also nearly fluent in Spanish.
Scott has worked in public accounting for the world’s largest CPA firm. He later went on to work as a Financial Analyst for Dematic Corp. in Grand Rapids. During this time, he started a successful rental real estate company which continues to grow and thrive. He has also served as Treasurer of numerous organizations.
Scott enjoys many hobbies and is active in the community when not working. He is an avid hunter and trout fisherman along with other hobbies which include gardening, cutting firewood and distance running. He has been active in the community serving as a Deacon for several years at Grant Reformed Church, Treasurer of the Newaygo Co. Republican Party, member and volunteer for various conservation groups, scholarship committee volunteer, and participant in numerous mission trips to Central America.
State Representative Scott VanSingel was first elected in November 2016 to the Michigan House to represent the people of the 100th District, which includes Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties. In the Legislature, Representative VanSingel serves on the Appropriations committee, as well as acting as the chairman of the Higher Education & Community Colleges Appropriations subcommittee. Mr. VanSingel also serves on the Corrections, Natural Resources & Environmental Quality, and Licensing & Regulatory Affairs Appropriations subcommittees.
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