CCD Staff & Board

Conservation District Board Members
District Board Sept08    Pam Hilton
Conservation Districts are run by a five member board of directors.  Board members are elected on a four-year term.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about becoming a CCD board member, please contact the district office at 231-582-6193.  (LeftTop Photo: Ron Reinhardt, Eric Beischlag, Chair: Tim Matchett, Dave Stolt (retired), and Dennis Howard.  Right/Bottom Photo:  newest board member, Pam Hilton, Treasurer)

Charlevoix Conservation District Staff

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District Coordinator, Alison Adams
Alison joined the Charlevoix Conservation District in September of 2015 as the new District Coordinator.  Alison has over 17 years
experience in conservation related fields, 15 of them in northern Michigan.  She has worked in education and outreach for the
Department of Natural Resources at Wilderness State Park, the Little Traverse Conservancy of Harbor Springs and the Jackson
Hole Conservation Alliance in Wyoming, and holds a degree in Environmental Policy & English from Central Michigan University.
Though raised north of Detroit, Alison has farming roots in northern Emmet county where she now lives and raises her two young sons.
Alison looks forward to promoting the districts conservation efforts to landowners, local communities and younger generations.

MAEAP Technician, Chris Anderson

The Charlevoix/Emmet/Otsego and Cheboygan Conservation Districts were originally awarded a Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program grant.  The program has since been changed and now titled MAEAP (Michigan Agricultural and Environmental Assurance Program). The Charlevoix Conservation District is the lead district for a MAEAP Technician covering these counties. MAEAP is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms, of all sizes and all commodities, voluntarily minimize agricultural pollution risks.  MAEAP was developed by a coalition of farmers, commodity groups, state and federal agencies, and conservation and environmental groups. Chris works with these producers, conducting confidential assessments to identify these risks and turn them into long-term sustainability farming and landowner practices.  Chris is a proud dad of two young sons, and has been working with the Conservation District in various positions for over 17 years. 

District Dog, Jet
Jet is the District Dog and loves meeting and greeting District visitors.  He can usually be found napping, but will wake for humans with treats. Jet is usually out for his lunchtime walk from 12-12:30.  Jet was adopted from the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society and is very proud to be the Charlevoix Conservation District mascot. He is also the owner of two little boys.  Please stop by and say hello to Jet!