Our Work

Here’s some of the work we’re doing to ensure a healthy environment, strong economy and high quality of life for current and future generations.

NEWS

Erika Jensen named GLC executive director

The Great Lakes Commission has named Erika Jensen to serve as its executive director. Jensen joined the GLC in 2006 and has served as interim executive director of the agency since August 2020. Read more…

LIBRARY

The Advisor

The June 2021 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Advisor, includes a recap of the GLC Semiannual Meeting, a recent meeting with U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan, new publications on harmful algal blooms and Great Lakes water use, and more.

NEWS

Regional orgs urge Congress to invest in Great Lakes infrastructure

In a recent letter, a coalition of regional organizations and leaders urged Congressional leaders to include key Great Lakes priorities in upcoming infrastructure legislation.  Read more…

LIBRARY

Explore HABs knowledge gaps

The Great Lakes HABs Collaborative has created a helpful guide to common knowledge gaps for the benefit of those involved in the development of policies to address harmful algal blooms throughout the Great Lakes.

LIBRARY

2019-20 Annual Report

The 2019-20 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report is now available online. The report includes remarks from Chair Sharon Jackson and Interim Executive Director Erika Jensen, as well as additional information about the GLC.

ADVOCACY

2021 GLC Federal Priorities for the Great Lakes

The GLC’s 2021 federal priorities document recommends actions to Congress and the Biden administration toward revitalizing and protecting the Great Lakes environment and economy. Read more…

The Advisor E-Newsletter: June 2021

In this edition: A recap of the GLC Semiannual Meeting, a recent meeting with U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan, new publications on harmful algal blooms and Great Lakes water use, and more.

Regional organizations urge Congress to invest in Great Lakes infrastructure

A coalition of regional agencies, legislators, mayors, and business and environmental groups urged Congressional leaders to include key Great Lakes priorities in upcoming infrastructure legislation. The groups communicated their priorities through a joint letter following the release of President Biden’s infrastructure investment plan earlier this year and ongoing negotiations on the Hill.

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