Our Mission

"Working to strengthen Michigan's Conservation Districts through leadership, information and representation."

Our Purpose

The Michigan Association of Conservation Districts is a non-governmental, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, established to represent and provide services to Michigan's 78 Conservation Districts.

The Association represents its members at the state level by working with legislators, cooperating agencies, and special interest groups whose programs affect the care and management of Michigan's natural resources, especially on private lands.
MACD provides to its members:

  • Communications and information
  • Educational leadership development programs
  • Marketing
  • Forums where issues of mutual concerns can be discussed
  • MACD also conducts campaigns and programs to strengthen Conservation Districts, and encourages landusers to adopt conservation practices that protect soil, water, and related natural resources.


    Contact Us

    Office Phone: 517-324-5274

    Office Fax: 517-324-4435

    Staff Emails















    MACD State Council & Staff

    MACD State Council Executive Board

    PRESIDENT
    Art Pelon
    Ionia CD

    VICE-PRESIDENT
    Gerald Miller
    Kent CD

    SEC-TREASURER
    Donna Fritz
    Huron CD

    MACD State Council Members

    Region 1:
    Randy Gentz,
    Marquette CD

    Region 2:
    Howard Haulotte,
    Delta CD

    Region 3:
    Chris Coda,
    Benzie CD

    Region 4:
    Larry Thompson,
    Missaukee CD

    Region 5:
    Vacant

    Region 6:
    Kevin Craig,
    Gratiot CD

    Region 7:
    E. Paul Schroeder,
    Muskegon CD

    Region 8:
    John Mitchell,
    Branch CD

    Region 9:
    Nancy Szikszay,
    Genesee CD

    Region 10:
    Kenny Price,
    Jackson CD






    MACD Region Map

    MACD State Council Meeting Schedule and Information, click here.


    MACD Staff

    Executive Director:
    Lori Phalen
    lori.phalen@macd.org




    Michigan Envirothon Coordinator 
    Angela Sandusky
    angela.sandusky@macd.org


    Bookkeeper
    Waynette Ginter
    waynette.ginter@macd.org