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Marie McCormick

Marie McCormick portrait

Marie is the executive director of the Friends of the Rouge whose mission is to restore, protect and enhance the Rouge watershed through education, collaboration and stewardship. Prior to her appointment, she served as executive director of the Oak Creek Watershed Council in Sedona, Arizona. 

McCormick guides the organization with over 9 years in non-profit leadership positions focusing on strategic planning implementation, establishing solid organizational policies, modernizing programming, advancing internal DEIJ practices, and securing the organization’s fiscal stability. 

She informs her work in various regional and local organizations including the Fort Rouge Gateway Partnership (FRoG), Water Advisory Council for the City of Dearborn, Michigan Environmental Council’s Policy Committee, and the Michigan Water Table to name a few; Marie has been able to glean important perspective into local and regional water quality issues, climate change resiliency, and water infrastructure challenges.

She holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University and an Executive Certificate in Transformational Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Notre Dame.

When Marie isn’t working, you will find her enjoying a walk in the woods along the Rouge with her husband and two young children, practicing yoga and enthusiastically pulling weeds in her gardens.