Workshop Summary

Ann LeClaire-Mitchell

Organization of Wildlife Planners

Ann works for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as the Wildlife Program Support Supervisor. She's been with the Department for 15 years and earlier worked 6 years with the Michigan Department of State Police. She has a MPA (Master of Public Administration) and a BA from the University of Michigan. Ann is responsible for all administrative programs including Budget, Personnel, Accounting, Asset Management, Federal Aid, Technology, and Training. For Michigan State Police, she worked in their Central Budget Office and as the Fiscal Manager for the State Police Training Academy.   She was the recipient of the 2009 Organization of Wildlife Planners, Paul C. Weikel Memorial Award for outstanding or distinctive contributions to improve agency management and was the Secretary and is current President for the Organization of Wildlife Planners. Ann is also active with the WAFWA/CBMA Annual Conference serving as Chair of the Budget/Admin Panel for 2016 and 2017. 

Vicki Brown

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Vicki works for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as the Professional and Event Development Specialist in the Program Support Section. She also serves as the Division Training and Safety Coordinator.  She has worked for the State of Michigan for 23 years.  She has her BS degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and Associate’s degree in Business Administration.  Vicki is responsible for the planning, development and implementation for many of MI DNR hosted Conferences, Symposiums and Professional Development Training events.  She coordinates the Career Development University Training Program for the Wildlife employees as well as Division liaison for safety, accessibility and emergency management.  Vicki is the chair of the Department Training Advisory Team and coordinates the Quality of Life Core Training Team (consisting of representatives from Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development).  


Agencies across the country are experiencing more generations working together than ever before. Some agencies have 5 generations working for them while others are close to having only 2 – Millennials and Gen Xers! The... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ann LeClaire-Mitchell (Organization of Wildlife Planners)
  2. Vicki Brown (Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

Topic Areas

Topics: The Changing Nature of Wildlife Conservation , Topics: Changing Demographics and Fish and Wildlife Management


T-2D » Multi-generational Appreciation in Today's Conservation Agency (10:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Diamond West)

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