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Tri-County Welcomes Amanda Hathaway Frattarelli as New Director of Marketing & Community Engagement

Lansing, Mich. – The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is pleased to announce the newest addition to their team, Amanda Hathaway Frattarelli, as the agency’s Director of Marketing and Community Engagement.

Hathaway Frattarelli will coordinate all outreach activities for Tri-County, including their marketing, publications, social media presence, publications, events, and community engagement for the agency's programs.

Born and raised in Michigan, Hathaway Frattarelli resides in Ingham County, where she serves as a trustee for the Williamston Community Schools Board of Education. She brings over 25 years of experience in communications, education, and nonprofit administration, most recently as the assistant director for the statewide Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance.

Hathaway Frattarelli has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector with a focus on the conservation of Michigan’s natural resources. She served as the editor and writer of Tracks magazine for over ten years, and also enjoyed writing and editing for Michigan HOME and Lifestyle magazine. The Spartan holds several degrees from Michigan State University, including two Bachelor of Science degrees in Science and Technology Studies and Agricultural and Natural Resources Communications and a Master of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Resources.

She is excited to help develop a sustainable future for our region. “It will be so rewarding to help make a difference in our tri-county area,” said Hathaway Frattarelli. “I look forward to engaging with the public and Tri-County’s stakeholders to help our communities flourish.”

“We are thrilled to have a writer with such extensive experience as part of our team, said Executive Director Jim Snell. “With Amanda’s diverse background in conservation and public relations, Tri-County looks forward to reaching new audiences while enhancing existing communication with our partners, stakeholders, and the public.”

Learn more about Tri-County’s programs and staff at


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