of attorneys in Michigan that worked on sustainable economy law, specializing specifically in cooperative law. She helped shaped the movement here in Michigan and worked relentlessly to help bring legal services to groups of people who wanted to start and grow coops.
Liz was a fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center in Oakland, California and had just been awarded a fellowship with the Center for Community-Based Enterprise in Detroit. She had a long list of roles and causes she helped shepard in our town as well, including as the Ypsilanti Food Co-Op past board President, a member of the City Planning Commission, a member of the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council, a founding member of the hOur Exchange Ypsilanti time bank, and she provided council, time, and energy to dozens of others who like her had a vision for a better future. Liz dedicated her life to causes of justice and equity, while at the same time being the best wife and mother she could be to her family.
Liz’s passing hits home for me personally, but it also hits home for our community capital community. I would like to take this moment to pause, reflect, and say ‘thank you’, ‘you are not alone’, and ‘I love you’ to all of our allies in the field. You are what makes our communities vibrant and just, and our future one that I am confident will serve us all. Let’s make each new day another opportunity to make this world a better place, as Liz Dahl MacGregor did with every day of her life.
Peace be with her family and community, and with you.
Board Chair, NC3
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