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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Bauer, State Arbor Day Outreach Coordinator:
Sarah joined the Eaton Conservation District in March 2018 as the Program Coordinator for the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance. She has spent the past 5 years working in Environmental Education at nature centers and state parks, and plans to continue educating the public about trees by planning the annual State Arbor Day Celebration at Potter Park Zoo and coordinating outreach efforts through the Michigan Water Stewardship Program. Sarah grew up Ortonville, MI and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife. email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
John Bauer, Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI) Specialist
John joined the Eaton Conservation District in March 2015. He is the CTAI specialist assisting NRCS with implementation of Farm Bill programs in Eaton, Clinton, and Ionia Counties. John has a BS in Forestry from Michigan Technological University. He has childhood roots from Tuscola County MI, and his background also revolves around agriculture, vegetation management, and electrical utilities. John works from the Eaton Conservation District on Thursdays.