A post by the Mott Foundation on Cameron Davis, the so-called Great Lakes czar, makes mention of a familiar nickname:
“Even before his federal appointment in June 2009, his colleagues say, Davis was known as ‘Mr. Great Lakes’ because of the ways in which he championed the value of the five Lakes.”
Read the rest of the story. It’s a good interview, and makes mention of a $500,000 grant from the foundation.