Thanks for everything, Terry

FullSizeRenderThe Board of Directors of the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) wishes to bid a fond farewell to Terry Stilson who will retire as the organization’s Executive Director at the end of the month.

Terry joined the MRWA in 2001 as our first project manager and was promoted to Program Director in 2012 before accepting the Executive Director position last year.

In her 14 year tenure with the organization, Terry has built an impressive legacy of critical restoration work to the benefit of the watershed and all who cherish this vital resource.

During that time she put her stamp on successful projects and programs totaling over $3.5 million in federal, state and local funds. Clearly no one has had a greater positive impact on the Muskegon River than Terry Stilson.

FullSizeRender8Additionally she has built valuable and lasting relationships with partners and colleagues throughout the watershed, relationships that will continue to benefit the organization and the resource far into the future.

At a small ceremony in June at the River Stop Café in Newaygo, board members shared stories of their time working with Terry as well as gifts to serve as mementos of a career of dedicated service. It is obvious that all who came in contact with her will remember her with affection and respect.

Enjoy your retirement, Terry. You have surely earned it.  Thanks for everything.