LANSING — State Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) announced today that he has been appointed to the Governor’s Talent Investment Board. The appointment was made by Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (R-Marshall). Zemke will be one of two members of the House of Representatives, and the only Democrat, to sit on the board.

“I am excited and honored to be appointed to the Governor’s Talent Investment Board,” Zemke said. “Collaborative efforts, like this board, are our best bet at making sure Michigan’s students receive a quality education and have job opportunities in the future.”

The board brings citizen involvement and oversight to the state’s talent attraction and retention effort. With a majority of its members coming from the business community, the board develops policy recommendations to the governor and state departments that guide workforce investment and training.

“Education is our number one form of economic development. Improving our state’s education is not only a service to our students; it is one of the best methods for attracting business to the state,” Zemke said. “By working with some of brightest minds in business, I believe that we can create real solutions for our education system and begin to reverse the ill effects of the economic downturn.”