Category Archives: News and Announcements

IN MEMORIAM: Gov. Frank O’Bannon, 1930-2003


The Great Lakes Commission expresses its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Indiana Gov. Frank O’Bannon, who passed away Saturday, September 13, and to all the citizens of Indiana as well.



The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by Samuel W. Speck (Ohio), is a nonpartisan, ...   Read More »

Deadline Extended – Great Lakes Commission 2003 Annual Meeting

Friends of the Great Lakes will be pleased to know that arrangements have been made to extend the registration deadline for the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, as well as reservations for sleeping rooms at the Holiday Inn City Centre. You now have until Friday, September 19...   Read More »

Granholm appoints new Commissioners

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has appointed two new members of the Great Lakes Commission, naming Lt. Gov. John Cherry and former state Sen. Ken DeBeaussaert, director of the Office of the Great Lakes, as Commissioners.

They join state Atty. Gen. Mike Cox and state Sen. Patty Birkholz as members of ...   Read More »

GLIN 10th Anniversary Interactive Presentation

Now available at

To help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), Commission staff has developed a new interactive, multimedia program, now available at A treat for longtime GLIN users and Great Lakes enthusiasts, the audio slideshow traces GLIN’s evolution in the context ...   Read More »

Senate urged to act on Great Lakes Basin Program funding

The Great Lakes Commission has been very concerned that the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee has yet to appropriate FY 2004 funds for the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. The Senate appropriated $2.5 million last year and has supported this highly successful program every year since ...   Read More »

“Virtual workshop” features GIS technology, applications

A recently held “virtual workshop” at Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., demonstrated new Internet-web conferencing capabilities while enabling more than 75 participants spread among various locations to share information on Geographic Information System (GIS) development for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system.

More than 50 participants logged-in to workshop presentations ...   Read More »

Is it safe to swim? Introducing Great Lakes BeachCast

Great Lakes beachgoers can now access an internet gateway to information on Great Lakes beach conditions, including health advisories, water temperature, wave heights, monitoring data and more. BeachCast, a service of the Great Lakes Commission and its Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), is now available at

Users of the ...   Read More »

Dave Knight joins Great Lakes Commission staff

Maritime transportation activities to expand

Ann Arbor, Mich. – David L. Knight, longtime editor of Great Lakes/ Seaway Review magazine (Harbor House Publishers, Boyne City, Mich.), has joined the Great Lakes Commission as a maritime transportation specialist.

Knight, who brings 16 years of knowledge and experience to the Commission, is ...   Read More »

2003 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission — Oct. 1-3, Chicago, Illinois

“Thinking Regionally, Acting Locally!” Ensuring Environmental and Economic Prosperity for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region

You’re invited!
For a great time in the Great Lakes region, come join us for the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission! We’ll be convening October 1-3 at the Holiday Inn City Centre ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission, Sea Grant to partner on restoration effort

Efforts to “Restore the Greatness” move forward

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes ecosystem are taking a significant step forward, thanks to a new initiative by the Great Lakes Commission and the National Sea Grant College Program.

The Commission will partner with university-based Sea ...   Read More »

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