July 19, 2021: Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Marlena E. Taylor to the 36th District Court of the City of Detroit. Marlena E. Taylor currently serves as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Wayne County. She has been with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office since 2011, serving in both the juvenile and adult divisions and currently serves as a team leader of the General Trials Division. During her time with the Prosecutor's Office, Taylor worked with juvenile offenders as the senior assistant prosecuting attorney for the Right TRAC Diversion Program. Taylor earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations and Master of Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Taylor is a Deacon with the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the University of Detroit Mercy Inns of Court program, and a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Marlena is a life-long resident of Detroit.