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 x5.
(Full length) Board Member Position Description
Board Member Duties
Board Member Nominating Petition
Board meeting dates are listed on our events page.
At 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!
Volunteering at the Eaton Conservation District is a great way to help your community. We’re always looking for more people!
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 x5.
The Eaton Conservation District is a local unit of State Government established in Eaton County in 1946. The District has a five member board of directors who are elected by local property owners at the District's annual meeting held in January. The Board oversees the development and implementation of soil and water conservation in the county.
The District focuses on natural resource problems and solutions. Our services include protecting groundwater, watershed planning, woodland and wildlife improvements, soils information, stream bank stabilization, conserving and restoring wetlands, providing tree seedlings, conservation books and information workshops. The Conservation District serves as the link between the landowner and local, state and federal governments and conservation organizations.
Meet our staff
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 years. 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 years. Sue attended Findlay College, Findlay, Ohio for Equestrian Studies and has an Associate Degree from Lansing Community College.
Contact Sue: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Reynolds, State Arbor Day and Environmental Outreach Coordinator:
Hannah joined the Eaton Conservation District in November 2018 as the Program Coordinator for the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance and Michigan Water Stewardship Program. She has spent the last 5 years working a broad range of internships pertaining to natural resources. In the past, she has conducted field research through MSU, worked seasonally for the DNR, was an outreach intern for Michigan Sea Grant, and most recently, worked in the education department at Binder Park Zoo. She plans to continue to educate the public by planning the annual State Michigan Arbor Day Celebration at Potter Park Zoo and coordinating outreach efforts for the Michigan Water Stewardship Program. She grew up in Port Huron, MI and currently lives in Ingham county. Hannah graduated from Michigan State in 2017 with a Bachelor's in Fisheries and Wildlife.
Contact Hannah: email@example.com, Mi.Water.Stewardship@gmail.com or (517) 588-6302
Allison Kerr, MAEAP Technician:
Allie joined the Eaton Conservation District in December 2017 as the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) 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. Allie attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness Management (go green!).
Contact Allie: 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.
Contact Tim: email@example.com
Left to right: Allison Kerr, Hannah Reynolds, Tim Redder, Sue Spagnuolo and former Soil Conservationist Michael Lebron