The respected and talented, Louise Gradwohl

By Christine LaRouere
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

OLD TOWN LANSING– When it comes to running a community, Lousie Gradwohl knows how to do her job well and gain the respect of those around her. Gradwohl, executive director of Old Town Commercial Association, or OTCA, said she acts as the liaison between East Lansing and other parts of the city. However, she said she mainly works for the dedicated citizens in Old Town. “I love my job,” Gradwohl said. “There is a continual flow of people who remain invested in the community.”

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After graduating from Michigan State University in 2011, a panel that included people from the OTCA Board of Directors chose Gradwohl to take over the executive director position.