Habitat for Humanity of Michigan recently named state Rep. Ben Frederick (R-Owosso) as its Public Official of the Year. Frederick, who serves as the House Majority Floor Leader, said the recognition is particularly meaningful given his own background. As a child, Frederick and his family were the recipients of a Habitat home in Owosso. The process of working alongside community volunteers on what would be his parents’ home and other Habitat houses inspired Frederick’s path in public service. He accepted the award during Habitat’s annual banquet in October and dedicated the accomplishment to his parents Michael and Barbara. Frederick is pictured with the award in his office in the state Capitol.
An effort led by state Rep. Ben Frederick to offer additional learning resources for Michigan children who are deaf or hard of hearing will soon advance to the governor for consideration after it received overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.
“Both of these measures were brought forward in a bipartisan manner with a focus on offering more opportunities in the learning environment…
The Legislature last week gave final approval to a bipartisan plan spearheaded by state Rep. Ben Frederick to offer additional grant opportunities for adults interesting in pursuing associate degrees and certifications through the Michigan Reconnect program. The legislation now heads to Governor Whitmer for consideration.