house Resolution No.345

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Sherry Gay-Dagnogo.

Whereas, This legislative body is proud to express its gratitude to Representative Gay-Dagnogo for her contributions to the House of Representatives. She passionately and faithfully served her constituents of northwest Detroit in the Eighth District and the entire state of Michigan; and

Whereas, Sherry Gay-Dagnogo earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education from Wayne State University. She has served as an educator in many roles, including as a public school teacher in Detroit. An active person in the community as well, she has led many community engagement projects through labor unions and nonprofit organizations. Also, prior to coming to the Legislature, she worked as a staff member on the Detroit City Council; and

Whereas, First elected in 2014, Representative Gay-Dagnogo has spent six years in this legislative chamber. As a leader, she served as minority vice chair of the Financial Services Committee. She was also very active on the Tourism and Outdoor Recreation; Families, Children, and Seniors; and Insurance committees. Aside from her committee work, she supported and helped pass legislation related to education, criminal justice reform, mental health care, and many other policy areas. Her expertise and spirit were of great benefit to the work of this body; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Sherry Gay-Dagnogo for her notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Representative Gay-Dagnogo as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.