ewoWendy Ogilvie, Director of Environmental Programs, Grand Valley Metro Council

Wendy joined GVMC in 2013 as the Director of Environmental Programs. Current initiatives include facilitating NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permits in Kent and Ottawa County communities: implementing the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) strategic plan, and assisting the project team in restoring the rapids to the Grand River. She joined the WMSBF board in 2013 while at Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc., where she focused on water resource management projects. Wendy was interested in large scale sustainability issues, which led her to pursue and achieve a LEED for Neighborhood Development accreditation, and through that work became involved in the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum. Originally from Maryland, she came to Michigan to pursue a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Michigan and later earned a M.S. in Resource Development from Michigan State University.