Michael Wills | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Michael Wills

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Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018

Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018 is a project of Maine Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic, the Island Institute, and the National Working Waterfront Network.

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From initially moving to Traverse City, MI to open a dive shop, Mike Wills has worked in a variety of waterfront related jobs from working on boats, operating two marinas, opening a community sailing program, and developing three waterfront real estates in downtown Traverse City. He is now the chair of the Discovery Center Great Lakes. As a city that is economically-dependent on the waterfront, Mike describes the current fundraising efforts to help the city develop its waterfront.

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