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Annual Meeting and Election

November 28, 2023

The Cass County Conservation District will be holding their Annual Meeting with election and fundraising auction on Tuesday November 28, 2023 from 6-8pm at the Sister Lakes Brewing Company in Dowagiac, MI.

Karen Nelson is running unopposed to the open 4-year term Board of Directors position. See this public notice for election details.

The annual meeting features presentations: Dowagiac River Restoration on Tribal Properties by Jennifer Kanine with the Pokagon Band Kowabdanawa ode ke and Shorelines & overdevelopment with Paul Sniadecki of the Michigan Lakes and Streams. Plus, the event features our annual awards and an exciting new silent auction fundraiser! See this poster for details.

Budget Hearing Notice

Cass County Conservation District
Budget Hearing
September 18, 2023, 4pm

To all residents of Cass County, notice is hereby given that the Cass County Conservation District (CCCD) will hold a public hearing at the Cass County Conservation District located at
1127 E. State Street, Cassopolis, MI 49031 on the 18 th  day of September 2021, at 4pm. 
The purpose of the hearing is to consider final approval of the proposed budget of estimated expenses and revenues of the CCCD for the 2023-2024 fiscal year beginning October 1, 2023.  The proposed budget will be presented to the CCCD board before the regular monthly board meeting.

You are invited to attend and help build the conservation efforts in Cass County.  All people interested will be given an opportunity to present comments. A copy of the proposed budget will be posted for public inspection one week prior to the meeting at the District office located at 1127 E. State Street, Cassopolis, MI 49031.

This notice is posted in compliance with applicable law. 

Cass County Conservation District will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services at the meeting to individuals with disabilities, upon reasonable notice to the District.  For more information contact Jake Young, Executive Director at 269-445-8641 extension 5 or [email protected]

Jim Kings, Chairman
Cass County Conservation District

Board of Director Election Nomination Forms

Cass County Conservation District


Nominating Petitions

Due by Friday, September 29, 2023, 4:30pm

Cass County Conservation District is currently accepting nominations for conservation-minded county residents to serve on the Board of Directors.

The Election will be held at the

Annual Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2023 to fill a new term for one (1) Board of Director position

(Terms are not limited; Board position is a 4-year term)

The Conservation District Board consists of a
total of five (5) Directors.

As locally elected public officials, Directors are responsible for the overall operation and management of the district, while the staff carry out the day-to-day activities. Board members develop and implement policy for staff as well as guide the district in conservation and stewardship activities to best serve our County’s future and strive to fulfill our mission to protect and enhance Cass County’s natural resources.

Blank nominating petitions are available at the Cass County Conservation District Office at 1127 E. State Street, Cassopolis, on the website, or by email request to [email protected] 

Any resident in the Cass County Conservation District (County of Cass, Michigan) is eligible to become a candidate.

For more information contact

Jake Young, Executive Director at 269-445-8641 x 5.

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