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Tuscola Conservation District's Mike Day Wins High Honor

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
The Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) honored Mike Day, Secretary/Treasurer of the Tuscola Conservation District with the 2018 Director of the Year Award on Tuesday, October 30th during the MACD Fall Convention held in Bellaire, MI.
MACD annually presents the Director of the Year Award to recognize the outstanding contributions of a Conservation District director; one who has provided strong leadership, advocacy and promotion of conservation practices within their community. Michigan's Conservation Districts are the local providers of natural resource management services that help our citizens conserve their lands and our state's resources for a cleaner, healthier and economically stronger Michigan.
"Mike Day exemplifies the qualities of an engaged leader," said Lori Phalen, MACD Executive Director. "Mike is a very active director and has been influential in developing and promoting natural resource programs and services to the citizens of Tuscola County for many years."

A long standing board member, Mike Day has been a director of the Tuscola Conservation District for 15 years. During his tenure, Mike has been a leader in the development and growth of quality programs to benefit agricultural producers, landowners and managers within the county. He is available 24-7, helping with program implementation and promotion, volunteering at various functions and through his role as Secretary/Treasurer, keeping the financial condition of the District strong. 

The Tuscola Conservation District is a special purpose unit of government, governed by a locally elected five-member board of directors who provide leadership to the District's activities and programs. The Tuscola Conservation District is committed to assisting the residents of Tuscola County with the management of our natural resources in a sustainable way through education and implementation of conservation practices. Learn more about the Tuscola Conservation District by visiting

From left: Elaine Brown, MACD Secretary/Treasurer; Gerald Miller, MACD Vice President; Anne Collins, Tuscola CD Forester; Mike Boike, Tuscola CD Manager; Mike Day, Tuscola CD Secretary/Treasurer; Steve Schaub, Tuscola CD MAEAP Technician; John Bauer Tuscola CD Technician; Lori Phalen, MACD Executive Director; Art Pelon, MACD President.