A member of the Unadilla Township board of trustees who helped the township get a grant for improving Unadilla Park is seeking re-election.
Lori Cowan said she loves serving on the township board.
“I want to continue to work to preserve our rural character, improving local parks and trails, and be a voice for the environment, including looking for ways to reduce climate change on a local level,” she said.
Cowan said one of her goals would be to provide recycling for the community.
A Democrat who has lived in the county for 29 years, Cowan has been on the township board for 20 years. She chairs the township’s parks and recreation committee, has been a member of the Unadilla Planning Commission, and is a graduate of the MSU Extension’s Citizen Planner course.
Under her leadership, the township obtained grants for improvements to the township park, including adding a playscape for children, perimeter trail, and solar lights to the picnic shelter.
She served as board member of the Livingston Land Conservancy for four years and remains an active member of the group.
Cowan is manager at the Earle Restaurant in Ann Arbor. She also has been a case manager for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and an assistant teacher at a Montessori school.
She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor of science degree in sociology and psychology. She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 27 years.