Board Of Directors

Meet the MidMEAC Board of Directors

 Dennis M. Louney, Vice President

Mr. Louney is the Public Affairs Representative for Spicer Group Inc. and serves on the Groundwater Advisory Board of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. Dennis also serves on the Do-1-Thing Emergency Preparedness Board.

Louney received a master’s degree from Western Michigan University; a bachelor’s degree from James Madison College, Michigan State University.

davidchristian_100David Christian, P.E., Vice President

David Christian is the president of DC Engineering. He is experienced in municipal sewer system investigations, municipal systems in multiple site developments, rehabilitation design analysis, preparation of design documents, cost opinions, and project implementation. He is responsible for sewer investigations, separation designs, road and bridge design, and construction administration for clients. A 1986 graduate of Michigan Technological University, David earned his professional engineering license in Michigan in 1990.

Mid-MEAC Board of Directors Photo - Liz Harrow

Liz Harrow, Secretary

Liz Harrow is an architect who specializes in the adaptive reuse of existing retail spaces and the renovation of existing homes. Liz has lived several years in Africa and France. Her affiliations include Old Town Design Committee, East Lansing Building Board of Appeals, East Lansing Housing and Neighborhood Services, Amnesty International group 81, Amnesty International Central African coordination group, and the East Lansing Film Festival. Liz is an architecture instructor at Lansing Community College and an avocational teacher with Kehillat Israel.

Mid-MEAC Board of Directors Photo - Walt Sorg

Walt Sorg, Treasurer

Walt Sorg is a Michigan State alumnus with a lifetime of experience in politics and media. He’s served as the Director of Public Affairs for the Governor’s Council on Jobs and Economic Development and the Director of Public Affairs for the Michigan Commerce Department. He’s also a well known broadcast journalist, radio host, communications consultant and candidate for the Michigan House. Now that he’s retired (again), Walt is turning his talents to being a grandfather, advocate, and volunteer, while also spending time with his family. He’s an avid bicyclist and walker, too!

Irene Cahill, At Largecahill-irene-fbk

Irene Cahill is Forestry Supervisor for the City of Lansing. Irene is a committed advocate for a healthier and more accessible Michigan environment. The many honors Irene has received over the years include the Environmental Quality Award from the US EPA in 1991 and the Horticulture Woman of the Year in 1989 from the National Association of Women in Horticulture. Irene is also on the Board of Directors of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.


Meredeth Crane, At Large

Meredeth Crane is an Environmental Scientist and Manager of Natural Resource Services for local consulting firm TriTerra. She is primarily responsible for wetland evaluations and delineations, wetland permitting, threatened and endangered species reviews, vegetation and tree surveys, invasive species assessments, industrial storm water management, natural resource assessments, soil and sediment sampling, and water quality evaluations.


Branden Dyer, At-Large

Branden Dyer is a Councilmember for the City of Charlotte, Michigan. He is a member of the Michigan Municipal League Committee on Energy, Environment and Technology.

Mr. Dyer holds a B.S. from Olivet College in Accountancy.

 Yanice Jackson, Advisory CommitteeYanice Jackson is a Human Resources professional with a degree from Clark Atlanta University. She works with the Ingham County Treasurer’s office. Ms. Jackson also has expertise in communications.
Mid-MEAC Board of Directors Photo - Michelle Selzer Michelle Selzer, Advisory Committee

Michelle Selzer is a Lansing resident and works for the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes where she helps advance important Great Lakes water quality protection and restoration priorities related to Lake Erie. In this capacity, she serves on and helps coordinate a number of state, regional, and local stakeholder groups. Michelle is a recent graduate of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy and has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a concentration in botany. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Management degree. Her current professional interests include local capacity building, planning and implementing green infrastructure, and local food/agriculture systems.