Economic Development in Mason County
Jan 19, 2023 12:00 PM
Kristi Lucas-Zimmerman
Economic Development in Mason County

Kristi Lucas-Zimmerman, Economic Development Director
Ludington and Scottville Chamber of Commerce

Kristi holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Central Michigan University and a Master’s from Walden University. Prior to joining The Right Place, she taught social studies at Ludington High School for 22 years, then served as principal of O. J. DeJonge Middle School.

Following a 27-year career in education, she joined United Way of Mason County, where she was the coach for the Lakeshore Employer Resource Network, a collaboration among 12 county employers, Michigan Works!-West Central and the Department of Health & Human Services. She also started the Getting Ahead/Staying Ahead program at United Way, a class to help people living in or near poverty build their resources. Additionally, Kristi helped create and facilitate Impact Mason County, a collective impact initiative for economic development.

She will work to improve the overall economic state of Mason County through business retention, expansion, and attraction. Her employment is a partnership of the Chamber and The Right Place.