Meet Our Board

Paul Sawin


Sue Nyce


Frank Vanderwal

Missaukee County Commissioner Liaison

Meet Our Staff

Soil Conservationist

CTAI Technician

Cheryl started working at Missaukee CD in August of 2017. She moved to Michigan to be with her now husband from Clearwater, Florida in 2014. She enjoys canoeing, fishing and spending time on or near the water.  
Larry joined the District staff in June of 2016.  He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in forestry from Virginia Technological University and brings with him a variety of forestry experience in both the public and private sector.  Larry enjoys assisting landowners with improving the health and quality of their forests and woodlots. He is available to work with landowners in both Wexford and Missuakee Counties to assist them in actively managing their woodlands.  
Jim has been the District Conservationist for Missaukee County since 1988,  As part of his more than 25 years of service here, he assists farmers and landowners with soil conservation, manure / nutrient management, wildlife habitat improvement, and water quality concerns.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in agriculture science from Michigan State University.  

Graham Parks

Conservation Technician & Huron Pines Americorps Member​

Kevin Holmes

Recycling Laborer

Dennis Nebo

Recycling Laborer

Rodney Decare

Recycling Laborer 

Susan Schwager

Vice Chair

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Marcia Rackov


Marcia is a farm girl, born and raised in Missaukee County.  She is blessed to be living back on the family's Centennial Farm. She is  a retired school food service director, most of my career was with Lake City Area Schools.
"We have been given only one Earth and each of us has a responsible to try a to make it a better place to live."

Sherry Blaszak

District Manager

Cheryl Crane

Administrative Assistant

Jodi Dehate

MAEAP Farm Technician

Jodi grew up on a dairy farm near Marion and now with her husband Kevin raise vegetables on their 5 acres for farm market sales. She's been with the Missaukee Conservation District since May, 2009 as the recycling educator and has been a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program technician since November 2011. 

Michelle Hill

Program Coordinator &

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Agent

Andrea Mayer

Education Coordinator &

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Agent

Andrea started working for the district in Oct 2018. Andrea has been involved in agriculture and natural resources since childhood. She grew up in some of our National Parks and lived on a dairy farm for 15 years. Andrea believes that getting kids outside and engaged in nature is the key to managing our resources in the future

Jim Williams

NRCS District Conservationist

Nicole Gallop

Recycling Center Coordinator

Vicki Sawicki

Invasive Species Coordinator​


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Lake City, MI 49651

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