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Alison Metiva, Chief Operating Officer

Areas of Expertise 

Organizational operations, board stewardship, donor stewardship, strategic planning, fundraising, Foundation history


Alison grew up in Northern Michigan and is a graduate of Northwestern Michigan College and Western Michigan University. She joined the staff of the Community Foundation in 2005. As Chief Operating Officer, Alison enjoys working alongside her colleagues, donor partners, and the community to build long-term resources for our region and maximize the benefit of those assets today and for generations to come.

Alison serves as Vice Chair of the Generations Ahead board, is part of the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities Advisory Council, and serves on the Steering Committee for Central Lake Early Opportunities (CLEO), a network of partners supporting and providing early childhood experiences. Alison and her partner, John, live in Traverse City with their three children.

Causes She's Passionate About

Early childhood, supporting opportunities for young children and their families to thrive

Favorite Places in the Five-County Region

"Among my favorites are the local coffee shops and restaurants (across towns throughout the region), the bike trail networks (Betsie Valley Trail, TART Trails, and Leelanau Trail to name a few), and the many natural areas to explore (we love Pelizzari, Maplehurst, Brown Bridge, and many more!)."

Contact Alison

Phone: (231) 935-4066 ext. 105 | Email: ametiva@gtrcf.org

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