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Regional Initiatives Team

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Regional Initiatives was established as part of Governor Snyder’s Regional Prosperity Initiative, and works to foster a culture of collaboration with regional, county, and local entities, and other stakeholders. DNR is committed to improving our relationships and proactive communications to be better neighbors and partners throughout the State of Michigan. By cultivating broad-based partnerships that focus regionally and act collaboratively, the Regional Initiatives Team supports conservation goals, increases quality recreational opportunities and builds a stronger regional base of sustainable natural resource economies in Michigan for current residents and future generations.

You can sign up below for regional news, grant info and more, all tailored to local government agencies, nonprofits and interested members of the public. 

Prosperity region contact information can be found by scrolling down below the map .

Map of Michigan showing the state's prosperity regions.Prosperity Region 10 Prosperity Region 9 Prosperity Region 8 Prosperity Region 7 Prosperity Region 6 Prosperity Region 5 Prosperity Region 4b Prosperity Region 4a Prosperity Region 3 Prosperity Region 2 Prosperity Region 1
Download and print DNR Prosperity Regions map with contact information here.

Regional Coordinators

Region 1

Stacy Haughey | Email Stacy | 906-228-6561

Counties included in Region 1:

Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and, Schoolcraft.

Sign up for the Upper Peninsula Collaborations newsletter, covering region 1 with news, grant information and more.

Region 2

Bill Sterrett | Email Bill | 231-920-4425

Counties included in Region 2:

Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and, Wexford.

Sign up for the Northern Lower Peninsula Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 2 and 3 with news, grant information and more.

Region 3

Steve Milford | Email Steve | 989-732-3541 ext 5040

Counties included in Region 3:

Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, and, Roscommon.

Sign up for the Northern Lower Peninsula Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 2 and 3 with news, grant information and more.

Region 4a

Mark Sargent | Email Mark | 269-512-1218

Counties included in Region 4a:

Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, and Osceola.

Sign up for the West Michigan Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 4 and 8 with news, grant information and more.

Region 4b

Mark Sargent | Email Mark | 269-512-1218

Counties included in Region 4b:

Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ottawa.

Sign up for the West Michigan Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 4 and 8 with news, grant information and more.

Region 5

Rex Ainslie | Email Rex | 231-775-9727

Counties included in Region 5:

Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, and Saginaw.

Sign up for the Central/East Michigan Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 5, 6 and 7, with news, grant information and more.

Region 6

Marc Miller* | Email Marc | 517-284-6432

Counties included in Region 6:

Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Saint Clair, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tuscola.

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Sign up for the Central/East Michigan Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 5, 6 and 7, with news, grant information and more.

Region 7

Amy Derosier | Email Amy | 517-284-6166

Counties included in Region 7:

Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham.

Sign up for the Central/East Michigan Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 5, 6 and 7, with news, grant information and more.

Region 8

Brian Gunderman | Email Brian | 269-685-6851 ext 145

Counties included in Region 8:

Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.

Sign up for the West Michigan Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 4 and 8 with news, grant information and more.

Region 9

Sara Thomas| Email Sara | 248-666-7443

Counties included in Region 9:

Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw.

Sign up for the Detroit Metro Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 9 and 10 with news, grant information and more.

Region 10

Andrea LaFontaine | Email Andrea | 313-396-6869

Counties included in Region 10:

Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne.

Sign up for the Detroit Metro Collaborations newsletter, covering regions 9 and 10 with news, grant information and more.

Regional Initiatives Deputy (statewide)

Marc Miller | Email Marc | 517-284-6367