Clean Water Action Endorses Elaine Isely for Kent County Drain Commissioner

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Elaine Isely for Kent County Drain Commissioner.

“Drain Commissioners play a significant role in protecting our water resources. Elaine Isely is a true expert on water infrastructure and water management. There are very few people in Michigan more qualified to serve in this role," said Mary Brady-Enerson, Clean Water Action Michigan Director. "For years, Elaine has been working to protect Kent County’s water resources in her roles as Water Programs Director at West Michigan Environmental Action Council and as chair and founding member of the Grand Rapids Stormwater Oversight Commission. She is fully prepared to hit the ground running as Drain Commissioner.” concluded Brady-Enerson.

Isely has been working to protect water in Kent County throughout her career. She will prioritize green infrastructure investments to protect local water quality and taxpayers pocketbooks. She has also been a leader in addressing PFAS issues in Kent County, and can be trusted to lead on the challenges and opportunities that the county faces when it comes to water management.

“Elaine Isely clearly understands the importance of proper water management to ensure the protection of our most valuable natural resource,” said Brady-Enerson. “We are proud to endorse her campaign today and we are excited to begin working with her to protect the Great Lakes and ensure safe drinking water for Kent County residents. The choice is clear – Elaine Isely for Kent County Drain Comissioner.”


Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest grassroots conservation group with over 250,000 members across the state. Through direct advocacy and education we organize Michigan residents to protect the Great Lakes and our water resources. Learn more at

Clean Water Action is responsible for the content of this independent expenditure. It is not coordinated with or approved by any candidate nor is any candidate responsible for it.

Sean McBrearty