Deidra Mitchell, WDC President & CEO, Named to Literacy Center of West Michigan Board of Directors

Jan 12, 2021

Deidra Mitchell, President & CEO of Waséyabek Development Company, LLC (WDC) was recently named to the Board of Directors for the Literacy Center of West Michigan.  The Literacy Center of West Michigan was founded in 1986 and has been working alongside community members as they improve their reading and language skills.  Their work is deeply grounded in the belief that West Michigan will thrive only when we can access the assets of all its community members.

“I am proud to join other West Michigan leaders on the Board of Directors,” said Mitchell.  “I look forward to collaborating with the Board and the amazing staff and volunteers at the Literacy Center to help them further their important mission that truly benefits everyone in West Michigan.”

Waséyabek Development Company, LLC (WDC) is a 100% Tribally-owned holding company that manages the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi’s non-gaming economic development activities.  Mitchell became their President & CEO in 2016.  Waséyabek’s mission is to create a diversified economy to support the Tribe’s long-term sustainability and economic self-sufficiency.  This mission aligns with the Literacy Center’s mission of bringing about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy.

“We are excited to have Deidra joining our team,” stated Wendy Falb, Executive Director at the Literacy Center.  “Waséyabek has been a great partner of the Literacy Center and we look to build on that partnership with Deidra’s involvement on the Board.”

For more information about the Literacy Center of West Michigan, visit

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