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Alison Metiva Named Chief Operating Officer

[Image description: A headshot of Alison who is wearing a blue suit jacket over a white polka dot and blue blouse. She has shoulder-length brown hair.]

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation has announced that Alison Metiva will be promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1.

“One of the ways we are committed to sustaining community impact is by ensuring we have a strong staff and board,” said Dave Mengebier, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Alison’s talent, dedication, knowledge, and skills have been indispensable to our organization. She has extensive experience serving at various levels of our Community Foundation and is deeply committed to our work of investing in the people and places of our region to support healthy, resilient, thriving communities for all.”

Metiva has been part of the Community Foundation staff for nearly 17 years and currently serves as Vice President for Donor Engagement and Operations.

“In her current role, Alison works alongside our donor partners to create long-term funding resources to support the important work of partners across our region,” said Mengebier. “Moving forward, she will continue this work as well as provide leadership and support for our grantmaking and community impact activities and general operations of the Foundation.” 

Metiva is a Northern Michigan native and graduate of Northwestern Michigan College (where she received the Presidential Scholarship) and Western Michigan University. Alison serves as Vice-Chair of the Generations Ahead Board, on the advisory council for the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, and on the steering committee for Central Lake Early Opportunities (CLEO). She and her partner, John, live in Traverse City with their children.