Mary Brady-Enerson joined MEC’s board in 2019.
As Michigan’s director of Clean Water Action, Brady-Enerson works to stop oil flow in the Straits of Mackinac, stop attacks on environmental protections and invest in water infrastructure and clean energy.
Prior, Brady-Enerson was a field organizer for Clean Water Action and other Michigan activism coalitions. Among them was as an organizer at Michigan State University, where she worked with students and administration to shut down a coal plant and invest in energy efficiency. MSU is her alma mater — Brady-Enerson earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy and a minor in African studies.
Bolstering Brady-Enerson’s work is her support for the following groups: Allen Neighborhood Center, Fenner Nature Center, Forest View Neighborhood Association, American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Nyaka Foundation and Starfish Foundation.
At MEC, the Lansing resident is a strong voice for under-represented groups and individuals. She is an advocate for inclusion and diversity both internally at MEC and externally within the larger environmental and policy worlds.
In her down time, Brady-Enerson enjoys activities as diverse as the organizations she supports. Statewide, she enjoys kayaking in Manistee National Forest, visiting the Lake Superior area and taking her two dogs, Scout and Dill, hiking. At home, she enjoys gardening, political rallies, volunteering on campaigns, crossword puzzles, gardening and spending time with her husband, Joe, and her son, Robert.