Clean Water Action’s Sean McBrearty Promoted to Legislative and Policy Director

Monday, August 19, 2019

LANSING — Clean Water Action announced today that Sean McBrearty has been promoted to Legislative and Policy Director for the grassroots conservation group.

“I hired Sean in 2011 to join our field canvass. Little did I know then what an integral part of the organization he would become over the next eight years,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director of Clean Water Action. “Every time I’ve asked for more from Sean he has grabbed the added responsibility and run with it. His passion for and dedication to Clean Water Action’s mission is hard to match. I look forward to seeing Sean grow and excel in this new role.”

McBrearty started at Clean Water Action Michigan in August 2011 as a field canvasser.  He quickly moved into field  anagement and field director roles.  In winter 2016, Sean joined the program staff as a Campaign Organizer where he has led the organizations work on Line 5 and safe drinking water initiatives. He has been instrumental in Clean Water Action’s lobbying, organizing and coalition efforts. Sean has also served as the campaign coordinator of the Oil and Water Don’t Mix Campaign for over two years, a role in which he will continue.

“I am excited to get started in this new role with the great team we have here,” McBrearty said. “I look forward to continuing our work building relationships with lawmakers in Lansing and allies across the state to protect the Great Lakes and ensure that water in Michigan is treated as a human right for all, not a privilege for the few.”


Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest grassroots conservation group with over 250,000 members across the state. Through direct advocacy and education we organize Michigan residents to protect the Great Lakes and our water resources. Learn more at

Mary Brady-Enerson