Kristen McDonald Rivet, Former CEO of Greater Midland, Calls for Major Investments in Clean Drinking Water for Michigan

McDonald Rivet supported legislation to spend $2 billion on upgrading essential water infrastructure.

Kristen McDonald Rivet, Former CEO of Greater Midland, Calls for Major Investments in Clean Drinking Water for Michigan

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Earlier this year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law the Building Michigan Together Plan. The law directs roughly $2 billion toward improving critical infrastructure that will ensure clean drinking water for Michigan families.

Former Greater Midland CEO Kristen McDonald Rivet joined leaders from both parties in supporting the legislation, which includes $325 million to replace lead service lines, $55 million to help communities remove toxic contaminants such as PFAS, and $712 million for initiatives to address storm and wastewater issues.

McDonald Rivet, who is running for State Senate, spent five years leading Greater Midland, a nonprofit network of family and recreation centers. After that, she became vice president at the nonpartisan nonprofit Michigan Future. McDonald Rivet previously served as Vice President of Program and Policy for the Skillman Foundation, where she focused on education reform and youth-centered initiatives, and as one of the chief architects of the Michigan Department of Education’s Great Start, which works to support and improve early childhood programs.