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Susan Schwager - President
Susan has been a board member with the district since 2011. She has been a member of the community for over 35 years. She has interest in our land, water, and air quality, and helping promote and protect these natural resources. Susan retired from Chemical Bank and works in the community in various volunteer capacities in our county.
Paul Sawin - Vice-Chair
Paul was born in Missaukee County and grew up on a small general purpose farm. He currently owns a farm where he raises Belted Galloway cattle and grows hybrid Bearded Iris. Paul grew up learning about conservation firsthand through a rural school conservation program.
Janis Ransom - Treasurer
Janis retired from the Department of Environmental Quality (now EGLE) in Air Quality after 37 years. She has a degree in Fisheries Biology from Michigan State University. Janis has helped with our tree sales, the recycling center, and hazardous waste day. She’s interested in working on environmental and natural resources projects and is looking forward to involvement as a board member.
Sue Nyce - Director
Sue and her husband moved to Missaukee County after retiring from teaching. Sue lives on the Manistee River and is an avid fly fisher. She has helped the district with stream monitoring, environmental education, and many other activities over the years.
Barb Iverson - Director
Barb is interested in increasing the awareness and ability for county residents to recycle used consumer materials because this will protect our county from toxic materials. She would like people to be aware of the need for a healthy insect population which requires the need to protect native plants.
Chris Iverson - Associate Director
Chris retired from the U.S. Forest Service after a 30 year career as a wildlife biologist and administrator. He's an avid beekeeper with over 50 hives and thus great interest in pollinators and native plants. In addition, he's interested in sustainable forestry and is managing their 50 acre forest in Pioneer township for sugar bush, sawlogs, and firewood. They'll be planting a native wildflower mix this spring for the bees and other critters.
David Herweyer - Associate Director
David served as a Sanitarian in a variety of roles with Michigan Health Departments and private entities. He's now retired and is very interested in natural resources and looks forward to putting his knowledge and experiences to use in this new role.