Grant Trigger, Remediation Manager; RACER (Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response) Trust
Grant Trigger is the Michigan Cleanup Manager for RACER Trust and is responsible for managing a $155 million-dollar fund for the cleanup and redevelopment of 36 former GM properties in Michigan. He has over 40 years of diverse experience in the environmental industry, working as an environmental engineer for 10 years, over 20 years as an environmental attorney, and 5 years in brownfield redevelopment prior to joining RACER in 2011. He created the innovative condominium implementation strategy for the construction of a shopping center on top of a licensed landfill (Fairlane Green project in Allen Park, Michigan) that won the top National Phoenix Brownfield Award in 2008. He has a degree in Environmental Sciences Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit Law School.
He currently serves as a member of the Oakland County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and is a member of the Environmental Rules Review Committee within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
Mr. Trigger authored the Michigan Chapter in the ABA publication Brownfields – A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property – 1st edition © 1997, 2nd edition © 2002 and 3rd edition © 2011 as well as multiple additional articles on environmental law, brownfield redevelopment and remediation subjects.