LANSING — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) introduced a resolution this week to mark May 17-23 as Michigan Week. House Resolution 90, which the House approved by voice vote, touts the natural and cultural treasures of Michigan and encourages “citizens and businesses from every community in our great state to support and celebrate all that Michigan has to offer.”

“From the pristine natural beauty and historic lighthouses to the auto industry and cultural heritage, there is a lot that the people of Michigan can be proud of,” LaVoy said. “During Michigan Week, I urge my fellow residents to reflect on just how much our state has to offer, and to celebrate what makes it great.”

Michigan Week began in 1954 when a group of businessmen started Greater Michigan Inc., which eventually became the Greater Michigan Foundation. Over the years, the week has been used to promote industrial and agricultural products of Michigan, along with encouraging tourism.