Jennifer McKay

Jennifer McKay

Chair & member group representative
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

Jennifer McKay joined the Environmental Council Board of Directors in 2018, rising to its chair.

As the chief policy and government affairs director for the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, leads the development, execution, and evaluation of the organization’s policy work to improve water resources protection and serves to ensure that priority positions and local, state, and national advocacy outcomes are effectively achieved.

The Petoskey resident serves on the Great Lakes Commission, Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority, Healing Our Waters–Great Lakes Coalition Governance Board, the Land Information Access Association Board of Directors Emmet County Local Emergency Planning Committee and Northern Michigan Area Committee.

Prior, McKay worked for the Public Interest Research Group and for the Michigan Legislature. She also previously served on the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board.

Bolstering her experiences are degrees in environmental studies and political science from Michigan State University.