Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s election for the seven officer positions in the Great Lakes JETAA chapter. The officers for the 2024-2026 term are:

Alicia Smith, President
Kily Buta, Vice President of Michigan
Jennifer Sherman, Vice President of Ohio
Anna Burbo, Secretary
Megan Doi, Treasurer
Emily Rich, Event Coordinator
Lily Sun, Webmaster

Special thanks goes to Debbie Kim for organizing the election and congratulations to all officers!


The Great Lakes Chapter of the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) is over 15 years old. We have elections in March and currently have nine elected officers. We represent JET Program alumni in Michigan and Ohio.

Our chapter benefits greatly from the strong and vibrant Japanese community in Michigan and Ohio, which is supported by the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit. The Great Lakes Chapter is partnering with these valuable resources to give members the opportunity to fulfill their yearnings for Japanese culture and to offer their own experiences to grow the community.

Our full acronym stands for “The Great Lakes Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association.”

For more information, please visit the Great Lakes JETAA Facebook Group.

To register as a member of Great Lakes JETAA, please click here.

Meeting Minutes

April 21, 2024

March 10, 2024

Feburary 11, 2024

January 14, 2024

December 10, 2023

November 12, 2023

October 8, 2023

September 17, 2023

August 13, 2023

July 9, 2023

June 11, 2023

May 11, 2023

April 2, 2023

March 12, 2023

February 12, 2023


Our current by-laws were ratified on April 7, 2020. You can view them here.