Chairman of the Board- John Mitchell (1981 – Present) John resides with his wife in Quincy and farms land in both Quincy and Butler Townships. He recently retired from the Michigan Dept. of Military Affairs overseeing their environmental programs at Ft. Custer. His background in agriculture and environmental issues is a valuable asset to the Conservation District.
Vice Chair- Diana Lutz (2014 – Present) Diana is an avid birder who has traveled extensively to pursue her passion. Diana has also served as a naturalist for Pokagon State Park, holds a degree in Horticulture and a Masters in Zolology from MSU. Since joining our team Diana has become a valuable asset to the district as an educator to our area residents and promoter of district programs.
Treasurer-Duane Clover (1996 – Present) Duane operates a cash crop farm in Bronson Township. His experience and success as a farmer and businessman contributes the genuine knowledge of agriculture and operational skills needed to run an effective Conservation District.
Director- Bing Johnson (2017-Present) Is new to the District as of November 2017. A lifelong resident of Branch County, Bing retired from the State of Michigan after 35 years of work. He is a lifetime member of the Future Farmers of America and has spent many years working with both Branch Area Career Center students and the Michigan Envirothon. He currently serves on three Branch County Boards. Bing lives with his wife, son, and his son’s family on a sesquicentennial farm in Union Township, where they raise beef cattle, hogs, rabbits, and cash crops.
Secretary-Insa Raymond (2002 – Present) Insa lives in Coldwater and has worked at the Branch County MSU – Extension in many capacities for a number of years. She also headed-up the Emerald-Ash Borer program in Branch County. Currently, Insa serves as the 4-H Youth Development Coordinator for MSU-E in Hillsdale County. Insa’s experience with environmental issues and programs, as well as field experience makes her an important contributor to the District.