Five Great Lakes Policy Players You Don’t Know

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Great Lakes environmental junkies know the big names credited with major policy decisions that affect the basin: administration folks like the EPA’s Lisa Jackson, President Obama’s Great Lakes Czar Cameron Davis; legislators like Michigan Sen. Carl Levin, Wisconsin Rep. David Obey and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley; and advocates like the National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes center executive director Andy Buchsbaum and author Dave Dempsey.

But who are the people behind the names that keep the Great Lakes gears grinding? We enlisted the help of some of our sources to highlight “Five Great Lakes Policy Players You Don’t Know.”

March 26, 2010

Joy Mulinex is the quiet unifier

The Great Lakes’ eyes and ears on Capitol Hill.

April 2, 2010

David Ullrich amplifies cities’ voices

The man who holds the megaphone for Great Lakes cities.

April 9, 2010

Derek Stack is the captain of the ship

The Canadian who promotes Great Lakes progress on both sides of the border.

April 16, 2010

David Naftzger is the circus ringleader

Head of the Council of Great Lakes Governors … and herder of political cats.

April 23, 2010

Sandy Bihn is the grandma who stood up

Western Lake Erie’s well-armed activist.

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