Brad Garmon is land programs director at the Michigan Environmental Council
(MEC). MEC is a non-profit advocacy organization with offices in Lansing and Detroit, representing more than 60 environmental, faith-based, and public health groups across the state. MEC works to establish public policies that ensure safe, healthy communities and protection of Michigan's natural resources.
Brad grew up prowling the arid western prairies of Kansas, discovering geography and the power of place working as a land surveyor, occasional farm hand, satellite image processor for a NASA climate change research project, and managing a biological research station.
He holds degrees in earth science, geospatial analysis, and English. He arrived in Michigan on a late October night in 2001, carrying images of Motown and Hemingway in his head and everything else he owned in the back of an '86 Ford Ranger. He is now married and lives in Lansing, where he enjoys biking and running the River Trail, working on his house, and editing Capital Gains
sister publication in Lansing.
Brad's work focuses on urban redevelopment, natural resource protection, land use, and community development. He's on the board of directors of the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan
(CEDAM), the leadership council of People and Land
, and the Growth Management Leadership Alliance of Smart Growth America