Edward Bradford, Treasurer
Ed holds a BA in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Oregon. After spending time in Chicago working in the commodity markets, Ed and his wife Jennifer moved back to Manistee County. He worked for a number of years for the world’s premier dried fruit manufacturer, Graceland Fruit, during a period of rapid growth and expansion. In 2016, he joined the Graceland Board of Directors. Ed is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Manistee.
Ed has served on a number of non-profit and community boards including the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy for 11 years, serving as Vice-Chair. While with the GTRLC, the organization completed one of the largest conservation deals in the United States, the Arcadia Dunes and Farmland preservation project. Other boards Ed has been involved with include the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association, Onekama Township Planning Commission, Bear Lake Highlands golf course, Portage Lake Yacht Club, Ramsdell Governing Authority and Portage Lake Association.