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City of Lincoln Park
Bill Hatley
Recreation Master Plan;
Emergency Operating Planning;
Downtown Development;
Grant Writing
Also write grants for:
Lincoln Park Schools
Lincoln Park Housing Commission
Lincoln Park DDA and EDC
Lincoln Park Lions Club
City of Ecorse
Mayor Harold Worthy
Recreation Master Plan;
Economic Development;
DDA Development;
Brownfield Planning;
Grant Writing
Community Forestry Program
Ecorse Greenway Initiative
Also write grants for:
Ecorse Rowing Club
Ecorse Housing Commission
City of Wyandotte
Grant Writing;
Greenway Planning;
Waterfront Planning
City of Eaton Rapids
Bill LeFevere
Developing and raising funds for a $4 million performing arts center and building a homegrown theatre company; Downtown and Sustainable Riverfront Development;
Arts Council Development
City of Ann Arbor
Mayor John Hieftje
Planned celebration for the reopening of the Broadway Bridge (2004 Connections Festival); Promoting the City's Riverfront and Greenway
Lowertown Business Association
(Ann Arbor)
Jim Koli
Redevelopment Planning; Brownfield Planning; Grant Writing; Membership Development; Fundraising; Sponsorship; Developing TIF District and Area Transportation Plan; Developing/Raising Grant Investment Funds for artist studios and performing arts complex.
Ecorse Creek
Bob Burns
Greenway Planning;
Watershed Assessment; Phase II Public Education; federal budget request for storm drain inserts; Natural Sediment Remediation Project; development of the Adopt-a-Waterway Program.

Clean Planet
Chris Martin

Common Grove provides internationally sanctioned carbon offsets to individuals, organizations and businesses. They offer eco-conscience retail consumers (and industrial producers of CO2) legitimate carbon offsets in an easy and effective way to neutralize their CO2 emissions. Common Grove then invests the capital raised in carbon reducing energy sources, supporting the work of non-profit, environmental groups.

Eco-Park Partners

A partnership formed to develop Eco-Technology Parks: 21st Century-style industrial parks, bringing together alternative energy, new technology, and “green” or “sustainable” products/service providers, to share resources, products, by-products, R&D and marketing needs; and creating innovative, sustainable, clean, health and safety-oriented, “green” business models.

Eco-Park/EWI, LLC

A partnership between Environmental Waste International (EWI) in Ajax, Canada, and Eco-Park Partners, LLC in Ann Arbor, MI, to build the first tire re-engineering facility using EWI’s patented Reverse Polymerization Process, which breaks down 100% of a tire into completely reusable oils, gases, carbon black, and steel.

Zeemering Farms

Located near Howell, Michigan, is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization devoted to land conservation and the use of horses in the therapeutic process. Activities include hosting demonstrations in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and therapy sessions with private clients. Therapy programs are currently focused on women and their issues. Additional programs centered on treating veterans with psychological problems and their families are being explored.
The Foundation has a for-profit arm: Zeemering Farms, which owns the horses used in the therapy, and Happy Hollow Ranch, which hosts conferences and ranch stays.

Saginaw Depot Preservation Corporation
Lee Austin

Planning, fundraising and grantwriting for the restoration of the Saginaw Depot with a theatre/dance studio/condos and retail development as well as planning for the development of a 30 block residential and retail center.  Successful grants include: $670,000 Federal Appropriation, $35,000 MCACA, Cool Cities-City of Promise, Preserve America Designation.

Attic Theatre

Planning, producing and implementing summer concert series in Ann Arbor. Developed and supporting touring show: Celebrate Great Lakes 2005.  Successes: Raised $50,000 for 2005/6; $100,000 in 2006/7.

 Monroe County Council CIO Social and Welfare Association
Bill Conner

Gratwriting and Fundraising to provide the means to launch the Michigan Labor History & Education Initiative, continuing the preservation and display of artifacts, educational programs, in-house and statewide traveling exhibits; and for the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the historic Phillip Murray for the Monroe County Labor History Museum, and its Michigan Labor History & Education Initiative.  Awards: $150,000 sponsorship from BCBS of Michigan.
Non-Profit Clients
Friends of the Detroit River; Detroit Riverkeeper; Rivervision; Detroit Audubon Society; Rouge River Gateway Partnership; American Indian Services for Wayne-Washtenaw County; Ecorse Stream Team; Cass Tech Alumni Association; Artists' Network; Attic Theatre; Zeemering Foundation & Conservancy; Saginaw Historic Depot Society; Fort St./Visger Rd. Planning Committee, Downriver Citizens for a Safe Environment; Great Lakes Jazz; The Middle River Initiative (Detroit); The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.
Special Projects
  • Planned and implemented regional speaking tour of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to launch the Detroit Riverkeeper program.
  • Developed publicity campaign for Save Humbug Marsh
  • Developed and raised sponsorship funds for summer concert series at Ann Arbor's Riverside Park
  • Working with Rivervision on 75 Detroit River development projects
  • Raising sponsorship, grant funds and other support for Celebrate Great Lakes, a storytelling musical on the history of the Great Lakes, touring Great Lakes port cities.
  • Developing 30-block arts enclave in the City of Saginaw’s historic Depot District.
  • Developing artists studios in five historic buildings in Ann Arbor’s Lowertown District.


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