|Lt. Gov. Cherry in Troy
Lt. Gov. John Cherry to speak April 16 in Troy
on Transforming Michigan's Economy
Lt. Gov. John D. Cherry will speak on "Transforming Michigan's Economy" between 7 and 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in Room 302 at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois (east of I-75, just north of Big Beaver/16 Mile Road). Hosted by the Troy Democratic Club as a community service, the meeting is free and open to the public.
Members of the audience will have the opportunity to speak directly with one of Michigan's top leaders about a bold plan to make the state the best place to live, learn and earn in the 21st Century.
Cherry has led the Lt. Governor's Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth, making a series of recommendations that have brought higher education into the larger discussion of creating and retaining jobs in Michigan. He also serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Midwest Higher Education Compact.
With more than 20 years of service in the Michigan Legislature, Cherry has received many awards and honors, including recognition from The Detroit News as one of Michigan's Most Effective Legislators. In 2005, he was named Conservationist of the Year by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) and was elected Chair of the Great Lakes Commission, the highest-ranking Michigan official in history to serve in this capacity.
As a legislator, Cherry focused on issues most important to him: families, the quality of life in Michigan, the environment and Michigan’s great outdoors. He has authored and co-sponsored several milestone Michigan laws dealing with workers' rights, environmental protection and conservation.
Cherry's interest in politics began through organizing and political activism while he was a teenager. He took a job as administrative assistant to former State Senator Gary Corbin, later serving as political director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, until his election to the Michigan House. He later served as a State Senator and Minority Leader before his election as Lt. Governor.
He received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in Public Administration from U-M Flint. He has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Saginaw Valley State University and an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Central Michigan University.
For more information, please contact:
Sandy Burgess, Chair, Troy Democratic Club
Tel: (248) 680-0773
Location: Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI
Contact: Sandy Burgess, 248-680-0773,