Lansing, Mich. – The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is pleased to announce the transition of Amanda Hathaway Frattarelli as its Environmental Sustainability Program Manager. Hathaway Frattarelli formerly served as Tri-County’s Director of Marketing & Community Engagement.
As Environmental Sustainability Program Manager, Hathaway Frattarelli will assist municipal stormwater managers with meeting the state’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program requirements for participating communities through the Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management (GLRC), including public education and outreach activities. She will coordinate programming for the agency that supports stormwater management, surface water and watershed protection, water trail development, and various environmental planning initiatives. Hathaway Frattarelli officially completed her transition in May 2022.
Hathaway Frattarelli is an avid water trail user with over 25 years of experience in the Greater Lansing region in public relations, conservation, education, and nonprofit administration. Prior to joining Tri-County in 2021, she served as the assistant director for the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. Hathaway Frattarelli is a proud Spartan and has a robust academic background in environmental sciences, holding 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, all from Michigan State University. She enjoys being active in the community and currently serves as a trustee for the Williamston Community Schools Board of Education.
Hathaway Frattarelli is most excited to educate residents on best practices for stormwater management and collaborate with federal, state, local, nonprofit, and private partners to ensure the coordination of regional stormwater protection. “I look forward to helping protect our vital water resources,” said Hathaway Frattarelli. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to engage directly with local municipalities and the public to make a difference and discover new ways to improve and protect surface water quality for our region.”
“Amanda’s background in communications and environmental education will be an asset as she furthers the goals of the GLRC and Tri-County,” said Executive Director Jim Snell. “The diversity of her experience in public outreach and work in the nonprofit sector will undoubtedly position our region's communities for successful stormwater management and the protection of our watershed.”
Learn more about Tri-County’s programs and staff at mitcrpc.org.