Andy Knott, executive director of The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, is leaving the organization after nearly seven years at the helm. Knott has accepted a position in clean energy advocacy work for the Sierra Club in St. Louis, Mo. He previously worked in air and energy policy in his home state of Indiana before moving to northern Michigan nine years ago. Prior to joining The Watershed Center, he served as Environmental Stewardship Director at the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
Speaking of his tenure, Knott says he is most proud of "being part of a great team that has made The Watershed Center a force to be reckoned with." Knott cites the tripling of its membership base and multi-million dollar grants from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative among the organization's accomplishments. The grants have been used for stormwater runoff systems to help keep local waters clean and safe as well as for the Kids Creek restoration project. "We live in a freshwater community and this organization is vital," he says.
Knott's last day will be Sept. 10. The organization is currently accepting applicants for the position. The job requirements and application procedure are available here.