Board Members

Ed Cagney


Ed is a cash crop farmer growing corn, soybeans, wheat, seed corn, green beans and more. In 2018 Ed received the Master Farmer award by Michigan Farmer. Ed has served on the board since 2005.

Lynn Coville


Lynn grew up on a dairy farm in Climax amd worked for 31 years at Globe Construction. He now farms 100 acres of corn and soybeans. Lynn is a member of the Pavilion Township Planning Commission, a deacon at his church, and a board member on the Battle Creek Farm Bureau. 

Jimyo Ferworn


Jimyo Ferworn has recently retired after 45 years of business experience. She enjoys hiking, and kayaking, and she recently completed the foundational gardening education for the master gardener designation.  A strong believer in lifelong learning, Jimyo is interested in KCD's forestry management programs, native plants benefits, and working with our farming community to foster sustainable practices, as well as supporting KCD's collaboration with other conservation focused groups. 

Tricia Keala


Tricia is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional who is passionate about protecting our natural re-sources. She is a Michigan native and works with local municipalities in the advancement of their parks, property development and asset management.

Tricia has served on the board since 2018.

David Benac

Vice Chair

Kalamazoo Conservation District Board Members are highly-qualified, experienced and dedicated to the success of our district.  

If you are interested in becoming a Board of Director for the Kalamazoo Conservation District and are a resident of Kalamazoo County please contact KCD for a Nomination Petition.  At least 60 days prior to the District’s Annual Meeting (January/February meeting) candidates must file this Nomination Petition to run for the Conservation District Board. Petitions need be completed and returned to KCD's office at 5950 Portage Ave Suite B, Portage, MI before this time. Candidates are placed on a ballot and publicly elected at the District’s Annual Meeting.  Board of Director standard term length is four (4) years. For  more information on how a Board of Director participates please contact KCD.



If you are interested in getting involved but not on the KCD Board of Director's, please consider volunteering with us during our annual seedling sale or other events listed on our calendar. 


KCD Hours

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09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Because we are a field office, please call BEFORE you visit so that someone can assist you.

Phone: 269.775.3368

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