LANSING – State Representative Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) took the oath of office Wednesday at the state Capitol along with the other 109 members of the Michigan House in a ceremony marking the beginning of the 98th Legislature. On Friday, Greig received her committee assignments to the Education, Workforce & Talent Development, and Communications & Technology committees.

“My committee assignments reflect the strengths and skillset that I bring to Lansing. I’m very pleased and excited at the opportunity to lend my expertise,” Greig said. Her past roles include co-owning a small business in human capital and talent management business process re-engineering and technology integration, serving as Farmington Area PTA Council president and launching the Farmington Education Foundation.

As she starts her first term representing the residents of the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills in the 37th House District, the lawmaker acknowledged her top priority is to strengthen and align Michigan’s public education system with the talent needs of today’s technology-driven workplace.

“Michigan has the resources and determination to be the leader in STEM education and career readiness,” Greig said. “Leveraging collective expertise is the key to successfully developing programs that position our students to lead in workplace innovation and entrepreneurship. I believe in bringing people, business, public education and the community together to work collectively and collaboratively toward a shared vision.”

Greig shared her vision of a public school system as the engine of growth in Michigan’s workplaces.

“Education is an economic development issue, and investment and innovation in public education is how Michigan’s economy will grow for long-term prosperity for all. We must invest adequate and appropriate resources to ensure that students are able to learn and succeed,” she said, “I’m going to work hard every day to help our students and educators. I am excited to work with my colleagues in both parties to find solutions for strengthening our economy, keeping our best and brightest here, and valuing every child’s right to affordable, quality education.”