Great Lakes compact WSW: Snyder's Re-Election May Drive Great Lakes Policy By Gordon Evans • Nov 17, 2014 John Haberstroh/Wikimedia Commons Listen Listening... / 14:32 WestSouthwest with Gary Wilson Governor Rick Snyder's re-election has ramifications for economic and social issues, as well as the Great Lakes. Great Lakes governors' summit: A sign of progress? By Gordon Evans • Jun 4, 2013 The Associated Press Listen Listening... / 10:29 Interview with Gary Wilson This past weekend a meeting of governors from Great Lakes states was held on Mackinac Island. Not all of the governors attended and there were no major policy initiatives. But independent journalist Gary Wilson says just meeting is important.