The Great Lakes Advisory Board will provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator, who serves as chair of the Federal Interagency Task Force. EPA considered candidates from a broad range of interests including business, agriculture, foundations, environmental justice groups, youth organizations, environmental groups, academia and state, local and tribal representatives.
The first two-year appointments to the advisory board are: J. David Allen, Professor University of Michigan; Patricia Birkholz, Founder Great Lakes Legislative Caucus; Kathryn Buckner, President Council of Great Lakes Industries; Naomi Davis, President Blacks in Green; Molly Flanagan, Program Officer The Joyce Foundation; Steve Galarneau, Director Office of the Great Lakes, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Jennifer Hill, Field Manager National Wildlife Federation and Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition; Roger Germann, Executive Vice President John G. Shedd Aquarium; Bill Hafs, Director of Environmental Programs Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District; Michael Isham, Tribal Councilman Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Government and Chair of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission; Simone Lightfoot, Manager of Conservation & Sustainability NAACP Detroit Branch; Joy Mulinex, Director Public Policy and Great Lakes Land Conservancy Coalition Western Reserve Land Conservancy; Jim Ridgway, Vice President Environmental Consulting and Technology, Inc.; Joan Rose, Professor Michigan State University; Richard Stewart, Co-Director Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute; Matt Thompson, Environmental Resources Coordinator Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe; - David Ullrich, Executive Director Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative; and Jim Wagner, City Administrator Trenton, Michigan.
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