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Serving Our Community

2011 Special Tribute Awarded to Christine by Vicki Barnett

Christine has always been involved in our community.  She knows the heart of Michigan is its people -- and being active in the community on a daily basis is how you build an even better place to live, work and play.

Energy to Serve Our Community

  • Secretary, Farmington Hills 20/20 Vision Jobs and Education Committee
  • Organized and Hosted Center for Michigan "Community Conversations"
  • Organized "Teen Suicide and Depression" Forum
  • Participant and Information Table for Annual Call to Action Awareness Breakfast
  • Participant of Annual State of the Cities Breakfast
  • Volunteer for Shiawassee River Duck Race
  • Volunteer for Backpack Program Fundraising Event
  • Member of Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimist Club
  • Member of Xemplar Club of Farmington/Farmington Hills
  • Member of Association of University Women - Farmington Branch
  • Member of Farmington/Farmington Hills Pledge for Success

Understanding the Needs of Seniors

  • Homebound Ministry for Seniors for St. Gerald Church
  • Table Host for Senior Adult Breakfast
  • Member of AARP

Assisting Families

  • Volunteer for Goodfellows Annual Christmas Delivery
  • Organized "Are You Financially Prepared for College" Parent-Student Forum
  • Organized "Internet Safety and Use" Parent-Student Forum
  • Organized Goodfellows Canned Food Drives in Farmington Schools
  • Volunteer for Annual Turnaround Awards
  • Volunteer for Project Healthy Community Mobile Food Pantry

Fighting for the Rights and Understanding of Others

  • Organized Heifer International Contribution Drive
  • Member of Farmington/Farmington Hills MultiCultural MultiRacial Commission
  • Served on Michigan PTA's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Co-organized ACLU Forum on "School to Prison Pipeline" for Understanding School Discipline Issues

Advocacy for Change

  • Michigan PTA State Board Member
  • Organizer and Keynote Parent Speaker at "Save Our Schools" Rally in Lansing
  • Speaker at Michigan PTA Rally for Education in Lansing
  • Organized "Bringing Lansing Home" Town Hall Meeting
  • Delegate to Michigan PTA Legislative Advocacy Days
  • Delegate to National Legislative Day in Washington D.C.
  • Oakland Schools Grassroots Advocacy

Engaged in the Faith Community

  • Parent Volunteer at St. Fabian School
  • Lector at St. Gerald's Catholic Church
  • Middle School Catechist at St. Gerald's Church
  • Elementary School Catechist at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish
  • Volunteer at the Food Pantry at Servant Church of St. Alexander
  • Lector at Servant Church of St. Alexander

Fun and Fitness

  • Captain of Women's and Mixed Doubles Community Tennis
  • Parent Coordinator for Farmington High Boys Tennis Team
  • 2014 & 2016 Commitment Day 5K

Leading our Students in Academic Success

  • Board of National Directors, Pentathlon Institute
  • Tournament Director, Mathematics Pentathlon, Division II, Michigan Center
  • Workshop Trainer for Math Pentathlon Coaches in Metro Detroit
  • Parent Coach for Mathematics Pentathlon, Math Olympiads, Junior Great Books and WordMasters
  • Established C. Robert Maxfield PTA Scholarship
  • Volunteer Executive Director of Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation

Supporting Our Businesses

  • Launched PTA Council Business Partner Program
  • Established Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation's Grant Program to Include Local Nonprofits
  • Member, Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce and Chaldean Chamber of Commerce
  • Administered Business Grants for Education Foundation and Robotics

Honors and Awards

  • Progress Michigan Legislator of the Month - January 2018
  • Oakland County Democrats Sander Levin Elected Official of the Year - 2017
  • MACUL Excellence in Education Legislative Award - 2017
  • Farmington/Farmington Hills Commission on Youth and Families Volunteer Award - 2013
  • Farmington PTA Council Member of the Year - 2012
  • Michigan PTA Award of Excellence - Farmington High School PTSA - 2012
  • State of Michigan Special Tribute from Vicki Barnett - 2011
  • Michigan PTA Award of Excellence - Farmington PTA Council - 2011
  • Michigan PTA Most Business and Professional Memberships - 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Southeast Michigan Tennis Association Towler Leadership Award - 2009
  • Distinguished Service - Gill Elementary School - 2008
  • Michigan PTA (State-wide) Member of the Year - 2008