Board Members Contact Information

The Trust Fund Board provides guidance to the DNR staff who are responsible for evaluating grant applications, making project recommendations and administering the projects funded by the Natural Resources Trust Fund Program.

By law, the board is established within and administered under the supervision of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The board consists of five members, including the Director of the DNR or a member of the Natural Resources Commission (NRC), and four residents of the state of Michigan appointed by the Governor to four-year terms.

Currently, the MNRTF Board meets six times each year to conduct its business. The primary function of the MNRTF Board is the submission to the Legislature of a priority list of lands recommended for acquisition and/or development. In addition, the MNRTF Board provides guidance to the DNR staff who are responsible for evaluating grant applications, making project recommendations, and administering the projects funded by the MNRTF Program.  The MNRTF Board is made up of the following members:

Keith Creagh, Director
Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909
517-284-6367
creaghk@michigan.gov

Erin McDonough, Chair
Michigan Oil and Gas Association
124 W. Allegan Street, Suite 1610
Lansing, MI 48933
517-487-1092 – Business
emcdonough@michiganoilandgas.org
Term expires 10/01/2017

Samuel Cummings, President
CWD Real Estate Investment
50 Louis Street, NW, Suite 600
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-726-1700 - Business
scummings@cwdrealestate.com
Term expires 10/01/2018

Steven Hamp
1520 Harding Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
313-961-0500 - Business
skhamp@comcast.net
Term expires 10/01/2019

William R. Rustem 
2770 Dobie Road
Mason, MI  48854
517-285-2313 - Business
williamrustem@gmail.com
Term expires 10/01/2020

STAFF TO THE BOARD
Department of Natural Resources
Grants Management
PO Box 30425
Lansing MI 48909-7925
Phone: 517-284-7268
FAX: 517-373-1164

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board of Trustees, created by Section 1905 of the enabling legislation for the MNRTF, Part 19 of the Natural Resources Protection Act, P.A. 451 of 1994,as amended.