Our History

Founded in 2016, the Edison Activity Council (EAC) started, like most groups, as a response to unmet needs. 

Edison coaches and student athletes wanted a safe and accessible place to deposit money they raised. The band was growing. The athletic department was undergoing significant turnover, raising concerns about equity in extracurricular opportunities. And Beacons cultural groups needed support. 

Edison families sought to create a formal group that could provide consistency and support in the face of transition and uncertainty. Coaches and advisors wanted a space where they could gather and collaborate with each other and with supporters who valued extracurricular activities. Edison students and families needed a stable group that could advocate on their behalf—at the school and district level. And EVERYONE wanted to provide support so quality extracurricular options could grow at Edison. 

And so, the EAC was born…

Co-Chair: Lynnisha Grigsby

Lynnisha’s daughter Mianna is a senior and her son Makhi is a sophomore. Her husband is Mike.

Co-Chair: Jenny Rizer

Jenny has two sons. Charlie graduated from Edison in 2022 and Anthony is a junior.

Vice President: George Fischer

George has two sons. Drew graduated from Edison in 2022 and Gus is a junior.

Treasurer: Chris Duffrin

Chris’ daughter Sadie graduated from Edison in 2022, and his son Lewis is a junior.

Secretary: Heather Craig

Heather’s daughter Eleanor graduated in 2020, and her son Oliver is a senior.

Communications: Amy Hernandez

Amy’s son Elian is an Edison senior.

Communications: Jenny Arneson

Jenny’s sons Brandon and Connor graduated from Edison in 2019. Her son Cullen is a senior.

Staff Liaison: Lesley Earles

Lesley is the band teacher at Edison.

For details about EAC membership as well as board and officer duties, refer to the EAC Bylaws.

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