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Mission, Vision, and Values

Two EGLE Water Resources staff members out doing field work on a rocky river bank pointing at the water in the distance on a nice sunny day
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Mission, Vision, and Values


To protect Michigan’s environment and public health by managing air, water, land, and energy resources. 


A Michigan that respects people, treasures natural resources, and fosters thriving communities throughout our two peninsulas.


EGLE makes reasoned decisions. Within the bounds of state and federal laws and informed by science, EGLE delivers solutions that reflect our mission and equitably serve the interests of Michigan residents. 

EGLE serves the public. EGLE is accountable and responsive to all Michigan residents. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of government ethics and vigilantly steward public funds.  

EGLE communicates. EGLE proactively collaborates and engages the public to make informed decisions. We tell our story, so people understand what we do, why we do it, and how our work benefits their lives.     

EGLE leads. EGLE takes a strategic approach that accounts for the impacts of today’s actions on future generations.  

EGLE invests in our team. Recognizing that knowledge and dedication drive success, EGLE provides a positive workplace with effective leadership and professional development opportunities.