Board of Directors
Board members are elected at the District's Annual Meeting and serve 4 year terms. If you would like more information about becoming a board member, please call our office at (517) 543-1512 X 5.
Board Member Position Description
Board meeting dates are listed on events page.
At the ECD there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available. No matter your interests or abilities − if you care about our soil and water quality we can use your help!
Below is a list of areas in which volunteers could be of assistance. If any of these appeal to you, or if you have another idea of how you can help out, the first step to becoming a volunteer is to contact our office at 517/543-1512, ext. 5.
Volunteering at the Eaton Conservation District is a great way to help your community. We’re always looking for more people!
Sue Spagnuolo, Executive Director:
Sue was hired as the Executive Director of the Eaton Conservation District in March 2016. She originally joined the District in December 2013 as the part-time Bookkeeper. Originally from Grand Ledge, she has lived in Clinton County for 18 yrs. Recently “retired” from farming, Sue was a MAEAP verified grade A goat dairy and Farmstead cheese producer. She was also a member of MIFMA (Michigan Farmers Market Association), served as Secretary on the board of directors, and was a member of the Organizational Development Committee. She has been involved in the Horse and Beef Industry for 38 yrs. Sue attended Findlay College, Findlay, Ohio for Equestrian Studies and has an Associate Degree from Lansing Community College. email@example.com
Jennifer Hunnell, State Arbor Day Outreach Coordinator:
Jennifer joined the Eaton Conservation District in October 2011 as the Program Coordinator for the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance, planning the State Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing annually as well as all associated tree plantings. She also coordinates outreach efforts through the Michigan Water Stewardship website and the 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. Jennifer grew up in Dimondale, MI and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management. firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Trierweiler, MAEAP Technician: Allison joined the Eaton Conservation District in December 2017 as the MAEAP Program Technician. She grew up on a family farm in Portland, MI, raising cattle and growing row crops; recently moving into a mainly sugar beet and cucumber operation. Within the last two years, she started a local farmer’s market with her family, providing fresh produce to the surrounding communities. Allison attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness Management. email@example.com
Tim Redder, USDA-NRCS District Conservationist:
Tim Redder started in Eaton County in July 2010. Previously Tim has worked as a Soil Conservationist in Clinton County and most recently as the Wetlands Reserve Program Coordinator at the USDA NRCS state office. Tim has worked for NRCS for over 5 years. He has a degree in Natural Resources Management and grew up working on the family farm in Newaygo County. firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Lebron, USDA-NRCS Soil Conservationist:
Michael started in Eaton county in October 2016. Prior to that he worked as a Soil Conservationist student trainee in Antrim and Kalkaska counties and San Sebastian county, Puerto Rico. Michael has a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture from the University of Puerto Rico Rico Mayaguez. email@example.com
John Bauer, Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI) Specialist
Statewide Arbor Day and Environmental Outreach Coordinator
The Eaton Conservation District is looking for a qualified person to coordinate the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance program and serve as the coordinator for the Michigan Water Stewardship Program website.
See the job description below for full details.
The position requires a Bachelor's degree in natural resources, environmental science, environmental education, or a related field, plus 1-year experience (or a combination of education and experience). Knowledge and experience in arboriculture or urban forestry a plus.
This is a full-time, grant based position paying between $13 and $15 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits include paid annual, sick, and holiday time. Employee is eligible for insurance and IRA retirement savings plan through the District. Annual grants and fundraising are sought and renewed each year.
Applications due January 31, 2018.
Anticipated start date will be approximately March 1, 2018.
Send a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references to Sue Spagnuolo, Executive Director at:
Eaton Conservation District
551 Courthouse Dr., Suite 3
Charlotte, MI 48813
The cover letter should address the applicant's qualifications and ability to fulfill the duties of this job. If you have any questions about this position, please call Sue Spagnuolo at (517) 543-1512 x 5.
Job Description : statewide_arbor_day_and_environmental_outreach_coordinator_position.pdf
Eaton Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and provider