Dana Watson

Appointed to City Council, August 2020

Contact
dwatson@cityofeastlansing.com

Personal
Married
Mother to three children

Education
Michigan State University, BA in Communications with a concentration in interpersonal and organizational communication as well as an emphasis in social sciences.
Walden University, M.S. in Human and Social Services with a concentration in Conflict Management and Negotiation

Board and Commissions 
Former member of the East Lansing Planning Commission
Former member of the East Lansing Community Development Advisory Committee for CDBG and Human Services Funds
Former member of the East Lansing Human Relations Commission

Professional Activities
Health Educator in the Maternal Child Health Division at Ingham County Health Department
Davies Project, Board Member 
Capital Area Housing Partnership, Board of Directors 
Health Equity and Social Justice Initiatives

Community/Other Activities
A member of equity teams at East Lansing Public Schools
A community activist for social change and participates in several causes throughout the year. 
Participates in recreational beach volleyball in the summer and incorporates yoga and walk/jogs for health and stress relief
Crotchets (lines), plays music and does Sudoku at her leisure

Awards
Fundamentals of Facilitation for Racial Justice Work, Certificate of Completion
Health Equity and Social Justice Champion Award, 2018
City of East Lansing Emerging Leaders Graduate, 2019