EL-Meridian Water/Sewer Authority Board

The East Lansing-Meridian Water/Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) sets policy concerning the management, supervision and control of the water production facilities for East Lansing and Meridian Township. Members are required to have training in fields related to water production and management.

The Authority consists of three members appointed by the Meridian Township Board and three appointed by the City Council who meet monthly.

Recent News

In response to the incident that required a Boil Water Advisory to be issued in early August 2016, the East Lansing Meridian Water and Sewer Authority has filed a report with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality that outlines preventative steps that will be taken to reduce the likelihood of future emergencies. 


  • Meetings take place the third Thursday of each month @ 11 a.m.
  • Water Authority Conference Room*
    2470 Burcham Dr.
    East Lansing, MI 48823
*Please note that the location for the June 16, 2022 meeting has changed to the East Lansing Department of Public Works, 1800 E. State Road.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas & Minutes
East Lansing / Meridian Water / Sewer Authority Seal


  • Brad Brogren, Meridian Township
    Term expires: 2023
  • Jim Cleland, East Lansing
    Term expires: 2024
  • James Ecklund, Meridian Township
    Term expires: 2024
  • Charles Peterson, East Lansing
    Term expires: 2024
  • Nicole McPherson, Chair, East Lansing
    Term expires: 2023
  • Dan Opsommer, Vice Chair, Meridian Township
  • Ron Lacasse, Alternate, East Lansing
    Term expires: 2023
  • Younes Ishraidi, Alternate, Meridian Township

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a 
Board / Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the ELMSWA.