Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Who's in Charge at WMEAC?

Something that I completely missed, Tom Leonard is no longer the Executive Director of West Michigan Environmental Action Council. Mr. Leonard led the organization for more than 10 years and moved it from it's Eastown location to its present uber-LEED, ecofriendly Bazzani-built building in the Cherry Hill neighborhood in 2006. Tom Leonard made WMEAC what it is today, he started with little and made a huge impact. Having passionate professionals like Tom Cary and Lisa Locke working along side of him definitely made his job easier.

Rachel Hood took over the director position in January. Hood has been incredibly active in Grand Rapid for many years. You may remember her for her work with the Creston Neighborhood Association, Metro Health Hospital or the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum. She also sits on the board of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts and has been heavily involved with the Progressive Women's Alliance. That, my friends, is an arsenal of nonprofit experience. WMEAC is in good hands.

WMEAC is now at 1007 Lake Dr. SE, on the corner of Diamond and Lake Drive next to Marie Catribs Deli and a short walk from the Gaia Cafe. They've been fighting for West Michigan's environment for over 30 years. Check them out. While your over there, the Gaia Cafe still has a daily omelete special for around $6, the coffee selection is excellent and the waitresses are gorgeous and always smiling. I recommended getting the fresh-baked cornbread instead of toast.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kudos! WMEAC is in its 40th year. Help us celebrate by getting engaged!

Best - R. Hood