Deborah Dorsey originally became involved in her Detroit neighborhood group, West Grand Boulevard Collaborative (WGBC), simply because she wanted to make her community a safer, cleaner and a nicer place to live. Little did she know it would turn into a career change.
Soon after Deb got involved with WGBC, she found herself invited by her local Sierra Club representative to Freshwater Future’s Climate Symposium. She was hesitant—what did her goals for her neighborhood have to do with climate change?
As it turns out, a lot! Deborah took what she learned and incorporated it into a project at her local library. WGBC built a children’s
reading garden with rain garden features that will help their neighborhood be better prepared for the impacts of climate change such as bigger storms, flooding, and property damage.
Deborah was also recruited to and joined the Freshwater Future board where her willingness to help, give a valued opinion, fundraise
through our Walk, Paddle and Roll event, and promote our efforts have all been critical to our success.
One of Deborah’s most valued strengths is her vision and energy for what is next—Deborah is currently pursuing a master’s degree in
nonprofit management. We know Deborah will continue to make a difference in her neighborhood, community, and anywhere she goes!