GLC Federal Priorities 2023

Presented to the 118th U.S. Congress: March 2023  |  Download PDF

The Great Lakes Commission’s 2023 Federal Priorities reflect well-established needs and opportunities for strengthening the economic and environmental health of the Great Lakes basin. They enjoy broad support among state and local leaders, business and industry, and the environmental community. Investing in these priorities will foster a more equitable Great Lakes region, increase economic opportunity, and improve the health of important ecosystems throughout the Great Lakes basin.

Shared Priorities for the Great Lakes: Advancing Equitable Restoration, Revitalization, Resilience

Joint Priorities Statement: March 2023 |  Download PDF

Restoring and protecting the Great Lakes is an enduring, bipartisan priority for the nation and for Great Lakes basin communities. Our organizations support the following priorities to accelerate progress, foster equity, build resilience, and ensure the Great Lakes are a source of drinking water, an environmental treasure, and an economic engine for North America.

These 2023 shared Great Lakes priorities are endorsed by the Great Lakes CommissionGreat Lakes Fishery Commission, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes CoalitionGreat Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities InitiativeChippewa Ottawa Resource AuthorityGreat Lakes Metro Chambers CoalitionAmerican Great Lakes Ports Association, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus, Great Lakes Business Network, and Lake Carriers’ Association.


For questions or media inquiries, please contact Beth Wanamaker, [email protected].

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