Bellaire – Lois MacLean of Williamsburg has been named Executive Director of Three Lakes Association
(TLA). MacLean assumed her new position in January, according to TLA President Fred Sittel. MacLean
replaces Jeanie Williams, who is a consultant with area organizations.
MacLean previously served as TLA’s Administrative Assistant. “Her extensive experience and ongoing
engagement is a tremendous asset to the organization,” said Sittel. MacLean has also done work with
Whitewater Township’s Parks and Recreation Committee, and she completed training to become an MSU
Extension Master Citizen Planner, with a focus on shoreline protection.
“Stewardship of our beautiful lakes and rivers begins with the youngest of our neighbors,” says MacLean,
who advocates that children, in particular, need to develop an appreciation for the natural wonders our
region has to offer at an early age. “We all can make a difference. I encourage our communities, and
friends of our lakes, to do whatever we can to protect our waters, so we can create a lifetime of memories
for our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
Three Lakes Association is committed to preserve, protect, and improve the environmental quality of Lake
Bellaire, Grass River, Clam Lake, and Torch Lake, part of the Elk Rapids Chain of Lakes Watershed.
Current TLA initiatives include surveying aquatic plant life, including Golden Brown Algae, invasive
species such as zebra and quagga mussels, and hydrology modeling.