Derrell E. Slaughter

Michigan Clean Energy Advocate, Climate & Clean Energy Program

Derrell Slaughter is a Michigan native with a long history of engagement in energy policy, community organizing, and political campaigns. Slaughter previously served as a policy aide to the commissioners in the Michigan Public Service Commission. While there, he advised them on a range of regulatory matters, including the implementation of the 2016 energy law (Public Acts 341 and 342). Outside of his work at NRDC, he serves on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners as the commissioner representing the 3rd district, South Lansing. He was first elected in 2018 and currently serves as vice-chair of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. He is also a proud member of the ACLU of Michigan's Board of Directors, where he serves as the organization's vice-president.

NRDC in Action

An Advocate for Building Equity into Michigan’s Climate Goals

NRDC’s Derrell Slaughter sees climate justice as one of the foremost civil rights issues of our time.