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The Foundation is excited to announce that Elizabeth Cisar, co-director of our Environment program, has been invited to serve for a year as a senior advisor in the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through an intergovernment personnel act agreement.

This is a terrific and timely opportunity for Elizabeth – and due recognition for her deep knowledge and leadership in promoting equitable and affordable access to clean water across our Great Lakes states and beyond.

Elizabeth will be taking a leave of absence to serve as a senior advisor to Radhika Fox, the EPA’s principal deputy assistant administrator for water. Elizabeth’s plan is to return to the Foundation at the end of her leave. Her first day at the EPA will be Monday, May 24.

During Elizabeth’s absence, the Foundation’s Great Lakes and Drinking Water portfolio will be managed by Molly Flanagan, supported by Environment program Co-director Ed Miller. Molly is a former Foundation program officer who will continue her current work as COO and vice president of policy at the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Molly’s email address for Joyce-related matters is [email protected].

Elizabeth Cisar (left) and Molly Flanagan (right)

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