CCD Staff & Board

Conservation District Board Members   
  Matchett 2008    Beishlag 05    Dennis Howard  
   Chair:  Tim Matchett               Vice Chair:  Eric Beishlag     Member:  Dennis Howard
       Randy Korthase (2)     Zack Shaltz 2019 (2)
       Member:  Randy Korthase  Treasurer:  Zack Shaltz
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.

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 worked  in the field of conservation for
nearly 2 decades, most of them in the northern Michigan region.  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 near 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 District's conservation efforts to landowners, local communities and younger

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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 since 1998. 

District Dog, Jethro (Jett)

Jett is the District Dog and loves meeting and
greeting District visitors.  He can usually be found
napping in a cozy spot, but will wake for humans
with treats. Jett is usually out for his lunchtime walk
from 12-12:30.  He 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 who have
taught him a lot about patience.  Please stop in
to say hello to Jethro!