Reese Dillard

Reese Dillard, water policy specialist for the Michigan Environmental Council

Reese Dillard

Water Policy Specialist


Reese Dillard joined the staff in July 2023 to defend Michigan's environment and protect water by shaping policy decisions at the state's Capitol. She specializes in agricultural and industrial pollution, invasive species threats, and using land conservation to protect water quality.

Reese has worked with the Environmental Council before. In 2022, she served as a policy fellow, helping map out nature access in southeastern Michigan. Her results are being used to conserve more urban land and water.

Other past roles include working for former Michigan House Minority Leader Donna Lasinski and working as a field service technician for a botanical garden and arboretum.

Rounding out Reese's experiences are a degree in political science from the University of Michigan and coursework in criminal justice and corrections at Siena Heights University.

Outside of work, Reese enjoys making the most of the place she lives in: Ann Arbor. Staples like the Kerrytown neighborhood, Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Zingerman’s Delicatessen, and Kang’s are among her favorite spots. She also enjoys reading, hiking, camping, running, and taking in the Dune and Star Wars franchises.

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  • Beau Brockett
    published this page in Staff 2023-08-02 11:24:44 -0400