Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist to Speak to Local Government Leaders Tuesday Morning on Stay Home Order

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Dene Westbrook

What does the Governor’s new “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order mean for your community? REGISTER HERE!

Find out in this free webinar scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday (March 24) featuring Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II.

Check out our blog that explains Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19) in more detail.

Gilchrist will explain the order and answer your questions about what it means for your community and residents.

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist has dedicated his career to fixing problems for hardworking families. From spearheading campaigns for equality and justice to harnessing technology to solve everyday problems for Detroiters, his focus has consistently remained on serving the public by getting things done.

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II

Bringing Michigan’s state government fully into the 21st century is a top priority for Lt. Governor Gilchrist. He brings a lifetime of experience to the task, receiving his first computer at age five and setting up a computer lab in the community recreation center using computers that he built himself at age 16. Lt. Governor Gilchrist studied computer engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, graduating with honors, and later had a successful career as a software engineer at Microsoft, helping to build SharePoint into the fastest growing product in the company’s history.

During his time in Seattle, Gilchrist served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, where he helped launch a national text message program to recruit volunteers. He later served as the first Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change in Washington, D.C., and spent three years as National Campaign Director at, where he spearheaded equity and justice campaigns, including fighting to expand Medicaid in states with Republican governors, like Michigan.
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