David Lossing, Government Relations Director, Huron River Watershed Council
David Lossing, Government Relations Director, Huron River Watershed Council

Last month HRWC welcomed David Lossing to our team. David is our new Government Relations Director. He is our first full-time policy person. This position came from our strategic planning process and a growing understanding of the importance of strong state and local policies for water protection. David will be responsible for managing and expanding the organization’s policy initiatives. His role involves overseeing HRWC’s efforts to advocate for water and climate-related issues at both the state and federal levels. Additionally, David is committed to providing assistance and resources to local governments in their efforts to protect forests, wetlands, and riparian habitats.

David is a self-proclaimed policy wonk with deep knowledge of how to get things done in Lansing and in cities, townships, and villages. He spent 16 years working at the University of Michigan, where he held various positions, including adjunct lecturer in the School of Education, associate director of State Outreach, and director of Government Relations. He has also served as a public official for 18 years, 12 of which he spent as the mayor of his community. David holds degrees in Political Science, Education, and Public Policy from the University of Michigan. 

David and his wife, Suzanne, live in Linden, Michigan, and are proud dog parents to Fritz, Sander, and Sammy. And he’s on board just in time for what will likely be a very interesting fall legislative session where we expect several environmentally focused bills to move through the lawmaking process.

Please join me in welcoming David to the HRWC family!

—Rebecca Esselman