GLWA Board adopts business inclusion and diversity program

DETROIT —The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Board of Directors has approved a dynamic new Business Inclusion and Diversity (BID) Program for the state of Michigan’s largest water and wastewater utility. The program is designed to assist GLWA in expanding its pool of skilled resources, support economic development throughout the region, and ensure sustainability in its procurements. The development of the BID Program was initiated by GLWA’s board and launched by the utility in less than five months.

“GLWA was founded on the principle of affordability and commitment to supporting the region it serves,” said Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, Board Chair and the GLWA board representative appointed by the state of Michigan. “In keeping with this, the Board felt it was imperative to create a program to support local business, especially during this time of great economic uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic. I commend the GLWA administration for taking quick action on the Board’s request and developing such a robust program.”