At our September 24, 2019 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc. voted and selected Melissa DeSimone to become the Executive Director of MLSA. The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the managerial functions of the MLSA Corporation and reports to the Board of Directors. Melissa comes to MLSA from the field of education with a masters degree in administration. She has 10 years of teaching experience, part of which was in Pennfield, MI. She is also a long time volunteer with MLSA’s region 3 and secretary of the Gravel Lake Association in Van Buren county.

Melissa DeSimone said, “I am very excited to be chosen as the Executive Director for MLSA and look forward to helping lead the way in the protection of Michigan’s waterways.”

MLSA President Mike Gallagher said, “Melissa’s experience as a science educator and her strong passion for working with riparians to help maintain or improve the quality of their lakes, will quickly be noticed by the MLSA members.”

Melissa DeSimone can be contacted by:

Email: melissa.desimone@mlswa.org

Phone: (989)831-5100 x103

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