The Conservation District Employees of Michigan (CDEM) is dedicated to serving the employees of conservation districts throughout the state of Michigan. We're happy to have you join the ranks in our conservation community! 

CDEM is a non-profit organization comprised of a member-elected Board of Directors, one from each of Michigan's ten regions. Each Board Member serves as an advocate for you at the state level, often serving on statewide committees.

Our mission is “Empowering & Strengthening Michigan Conservation District Employees.” It's quite simple really, we're here for Y-O-U, the Michigan Conservation District employee. Our goal is to strengthen Michigan Conservation District employees, thereby strengthening Michigan Conservation Districts.




Board Vacancy! 

Join the CDEM leadership team today.


The Region 2 Representative position is vacant and has your name on it! Contact another CDEM Board Member about becoming involved. Region 2 is in the eastern half of the Upper Peninsula and covers Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, Schoolcraft, Alger, Delta, and Menominee Counties. 

Region 7 is also vacant and looking for y-o-u to become part of the board! In Region 7 you will be joined with Melissa Eldrgide (our President) to listen to and communicate with Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Clinton, Barry, and Eaton Conservation Districts. 

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