Donna L. Lake
Treasurer at Jackson College
Donna Lake has been a resident of Jackson, Michigan most of her life. She moved from her home state of Colorado at the age of 5; however, she feels that Jackson is her real hometown. She and her husband, Jon, have been married for over 40 years. Their daughter, Erica Bills and granddaughter Chloe Bills live in Haslett, MI. Their daughter Michelle and her husband Jordan Smithers, live in Sylvania OH. Trustee Lake is a retired Jackson Public Schools elementary teacher. She received her Associate’s Degree from Jackson College, a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University, and a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit. She taught hearing impaired children for 12 years, grades K-6, then finished her career by teaching fourth-grade students for 20 years. Trustee Lake has been a member of the Jackson County Medical Society Alliance for 16 years, and served as president from 2010-2013. She is currently serving as President of the Michigan State Medical Society Alliance (MSMSA). She has been on the Jackson Symphony Guild board since 2009 and held the office of Guild President from 2011-2013. Trustee Lake is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, is a volunteer at The Dahlem Center and with the Jackson County Master Gardening Association. She loves golfing, gardening, quilting, painting, bicycle riding and spending time with her family and friends.