We lost Don Power on December 27, 2019. His celebration of life will be at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Rd, on Sunday, March 15 at 10 am to 12:30 pm. Guests are invited to share memories at 11 am. For those who wish to donate, please consider the East Lansing Public Library or the Small Animal Emergency Clinic, MSU Veterinary Hospital, 736 Wilson Rd, East Lansing MI 48824-1314.
Always an advocate for the East Lansing Library, Don was instrumental in getting the millage which now supports the library. He was a labor mediator and educator, unsparing in his criticism of politicians, including his ex-students when they did not meet his standards.
While on City Council he was a fierce foe of developers more interested in personal profits than replacing the blighted buildings in downtown East Lansing. Don helped organize East Lansing Citizens Concerned and was a strong supporter during its active years.