LAWRENCE REYNOLDS, M.D. '79, NAMED AS MEMBER OF MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE WORK GROUP

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced the members of the new Environmental Justice Work Group, which will work to better understand current policy and develop guidelines to better serve all Michiganders. “Ensuring every Michigander has the same protections from environmental and health hazards is of the utmost importance. My goal for this group is to have thoughtful, productive conversations about this complex issue and I look forward to their recommendations and insight on this topic,” Snyder said.

The creation of the work group follows direct recommendations from the Flint Water Advisory Task Force and the Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee’s Policy Subcommittee. Both the FWATF and the FWICC were created by Gov. Snyder to review the crisis that occurred in Flint with its water system.

Dr. Reynolds of Flint is the President and CEO of Mott Children’s Health Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wayne State University and a medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. He will represent the medical community.

The new Environmental Justice group will be tasked with examining policy issues and developing guidance, training, and curriculum for state and local agencies.

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