Kristen McDonald Rivet

Senator | Bay City, MI

With more than 30 years of experience in public policy and advocacy, Senator Kristen McDonald Rivet knows firsthand how to champion our communities and step up as a leader. She is serving her first term in the Michigan Senate. Throughout her career, McDonald Rivet has worked for systemic change to improve employment and educational opportunities, revitalize neighborhoods, increase youth development programs and create public policy addressing institutional inequity issues.

In addition to providing strategic leadership to two non-profits focused on improving health and economic outcomes in Michigan, McDonald Rivet served as a City Commissioner for Bay City and President/ CEO of the network of Greater Midland Community Centers. McDonald Rivet was also a lead architect of Michigan’s birth to five system of care (Great Start) and its parent organization, the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC). These initiatives have helped millions of Michiganders thrive.