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GLREA Announces Executive Director

GLREA Board of Directors announces John Freeman as Executive Director.

John Freeman has worked as a lawyer, policy organizer and elected legislator in his career to strengthen communities, the economy and our state.

John served three terms as State Representative in the MIchigan House of Representatives from 1993 to 1998. He represented Royal Oak, Madison Heights and Hazel Park. John was forced to leave because of term limits

Since 2013, John has been working with Homeland Solar, a small business which installs solar energy systems for homeowners, farmers and businesses. In 2014 John was elected to the Board of Directors of GLREA.

John will work on behalf of GLREA individual and business members to educate, promote and advocate for renewable energy throughout Michigan and beyond.

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James Carter Memorial

James Carter, GLREA Board Member and 2016 President passed away June 21, 2016. Jim was a dedicated renewable energy advocate. Jim's integrity, zest for life and intelligence will be missed. GLREA has started the James Carter Memorial Fund.


Dan Alway Memorial

Dan Alway

Long time GLREA member Dan Alway passed away September 21, 2015. Dan was a renewable energy pioneer and advocate who worked tirelessly to promote renewable energy. Dan was involved in many things over the years including Kalamazoo Nature Center and a scoutmaster. GLREA has started the Dan Alway Memorial Scholarship which will be awarded annually to a student entering higher education.


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GLREA Sponsorship

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