LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will conduct the first meeting of the Ontonagon Conservation District’s newly appointed Board of Directors on May 14, 2019.
Under authority granted by Public Act 451 of 1994, MDARD Director Gary McDowell recently appointed five residents of Ontonagon County to serve as members of the Ontonagon Conservation District’s Board of Directors after the district fell below the minimum number of members to constitute a quorum. Moving forward, residents of Ontonagon County will be able to elect members of the board at their next annual meeting and election.
The new board members are Glen Longtin of Ewen, Anne Kretschmann of Bruce Crossing, Al Warren of Ewen, Melissa Hronkin of Mass City, and Ryne Rutherford of Ontonagon.
This first meeting will allow the district to elect a board chair, and once again begin to conduct official business.
The meeting will be held at Algomah Acres Honey House located at 611 Plank Rd., Greenland, Michigan, on May 14, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Conservation districts are specialized units of government created to help private citizens conserve soil, water, forest and wildlife resources. There are 75 conservation districts located throughout Michigan, each governed by a locally-elected, five-member board of directors.
For more information, contact John Switzer, Conservation Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-284-5606.
— Michigan Department of Agriculture
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