The Michigan Environmental Health Association was established in 1946 and is the professional association for Environmental Health staff in local and state governments, private industry and institutions in Michigan. We have nearly 300 members in the diverse and expanding fields of environmental health. 

Our three day Annual Education Conference draws over 200 professionals each spring. 

Two MEHA members are on the current National Environmental Health Association board.

We have a nationally recognized Endowment Fund with a balance in excess of $140,000 that provides scholarships to Environmental Health college students each year. 

And our Exceptional Service Award winners are frequently seen as national leaders in Environmental Health. 

Proclamations are provided by the Governor's Office to increase awareness of significant issues in Michigan. March 19-24, 2018 has been declared Environmental Health Week. All proclamations can be found at,4668,7-277-57577_59874---,00.html.


Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • Grand Rapids, MI
    Conference Brochure

    Sanitarian Registration and Scholarship Application

    February of 2019 will once again find us gathering for education and fellowship for the 91st time! We hope that you will join us in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the JW Marriott for the 2019 MGWA Education Event! Once again, we are using the “conference” format to bring to you a combined event, with a new twist to the Fundamentals, as well as continued in-depth education for our contractor/registered members.

    The Michigan Ground Water Association (MGWA) has announced that 30 scholarships worth $100 dollars each towards the two day conference in Grand Rapids. The regular registration is $200 dollars for the two day conference. The first 30 applications will be awarded the scholarship.

    This year, we will have a “Beginner & Advanced” Fundamentals course running side-by-side, so for those of you who know the basics, but want a bit more in-depth background from the Fundamentals, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GET IT!

    Other highlights continue to be: Table top viewing with vendors – Lunch provided BOTH days (as long as you pre-register) – Banquet and Awards – Annual Meeting with legislative updates – Board of Director Elections. Remember that this is YOUR association and that the best way to make it better and stronger is to participate, attend the trainings, and share your expertise!

    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Board meeting agendas will be posted approximately one week before the meeting to Google Drive.

    MEHA members are invited to attend in person or virtually using the link in the agenda. 

    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • Lansing, MI

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is offering a Body Art Educational Conference February 26th and 27th 2019 in Lansing, MI at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The educational conference agenda includes:

    • Partnerships and Resources
    • Keynote Speaker: Modernizing Body Art Studios
    • Body Art Rules and Law
    • Pathogen Prevention
    • Bloodborne Pathogen Certification Training

    There is no cost for the conference, meals or Bloodborne Pathogen Certification Training. Please review the conference flyer for additional information or register at the link below.

    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    • Friday, March 22, 2019
    • Battle Creek, MI

    Visit the AEC website for all up to date information.

    Conference Registration Fee

    • Member $165.00
    • Non-Member $225.00
    • Student $80.00

    Single Day registration will be available for Wednesday and Thursday (Member $120; Non-Member $155). Late fee applies to all registration types after March 9, 2019.

    Topics scheduled include: 

    • UP Flooding Disaster Relief 
    • PFAS Case Study and Statewide PFAS Sampling Effort 
    • Opioid Crisis 
    • Liquor Control Commission 
    • Vector Borne Diseases
    • Hepatitis A Outbreaks 
    • Emergency Management 
    • Food Share Tables in Schools 
    • Problem Water Well Case Studies 
    • Hoarding Case Study 
    • On-site Wastewater Plan Review 
    • Marijuana Laws 
    • and more!
    • Friday, May 17, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Calhoun County

    The Southwest MEHA board would like you to Save the Date for our Spring Seminar. It will take place on Friday, May 17 from 9am-3pm at the Calhoun County Health Department Toeller Building (190 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI  49014). 

    Please feel free to contact any current board member with questions.

    • Beka Folkert - Ottawa
    • Drew Salisbury - Kent
    • Brooke Ponstein - Kent
    • Jake Reece - Calhoun
    • Jason Peterson - Ionia
    • Brian Esparsa - DEQ


    Southwest MEHA Board

    • Friday, August 23, 2019
    • 8:50 AM
    • Saskatoon Golf Club, 9038 92nd Street SE, Alto, Michigan 49302
    The 14th Annual MEHA Golf Outing will be held Friday, August 23th at Saskatoon Golf Club in Alto, Michigan. 

    Join us for coffee and donuts before the 9:00am shotgun start. All teams must be ready to play at 8:50am. 

    $300/team for this four person scramble includes coffee and donuts before the event, 18 holes with a cart and a tailgate dinner. This event is open to everyone -members and non members alike. 

    Registration deadline is August 1, 2019. 

    Registration Open in July

    This is a fundraiser for the MEHA Endowment Fund. If you would like information on hole sponsorship, please contact 

    One online registration is required for each team. You will be asked for a Team Name and the names of each member of your team. 

    Payment can be made online during the registration process with a credit card through PayPal or send a check before August 17th to:

    MEHA Office, PO Box 13276 Lansing, MI 48901

    Payment of $300 must be made in full before playing. For security and safety checks and cash will not be accepted at the event. 

    Questions should be directed to MEHA at 517-485-9033 or

    Thank you for your support. 

    Print the Flyer and share with you friends and coworkers.

Past events

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2019 UPEHA Annual Education Conference
Friday, January 18, 2019 January Board Meeting
Friday, December 14, 2018 December Board Meeting
Friday, November 16, 2018 November 2018 Board Meeting
Thursday, October 25, 2018 October 2018 Board Meeting
Friday, October 12, 2018 SWMEHA Training and Meeting
Friday, October 12, 2018 SEMEHA Training and Meeting
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 NMEHA Training and Meeting
Friday, September 21, 2018 September 2018 Board Meeting
Friday, August 24, 2018 13th Annual MEHA Golf Outing
Friday, July 20, 2018 July 2018 Board Meeting
Friday, June 15, 2018 June 2018 Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2018 Annual Education Conference
Friday, February 16, 2018 February 2018 Board Meeting
Friday, January 19, 2018 January 2018 Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 2018 Michigan Onsite Wastewater Conference and Exhibits
Thursday, November 09, 2017 November Board Meeting
Friday, October 20, 2017 October Board Meeting
Friday, October 13, 2017 SWMEHA Fall Conference
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2017 NMEHA Training and Meeting
Friday, September 29, 2017 September Board Meeting
Friday, August 18, 2017 12th Annual MEHA Golf Outing
Friday, July 21, 2017 July Board Meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2017 March Annual Business Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2017 Annual Education Conference
Friday, February 10, 2017 February Board Meeting
Friday, January 20, 2017 January Board Meeting
Friday, November 18, 2016 November Board Meeting
Friday, October 21, 2016 October Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2016 NMEHA Training and Meeting
Friday, September 16, 2016 September Board Meeting
Friday, August 26, 2016 11th Annual MEHA Golf Outing
Friday, July 15, 2016 July Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2016 Annual Education Conference
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2016 UPEHA Annual Training Conference
Friday, February 19, 2016 February Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2016 Michigan Onsite Wastewater Conference
Friday, October 23, 2015 SWMEHA Fall Seminar
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 NMEHA Training and Meeting
Friday, August 28, 2015 10th Annual MEHA Golf Outing
Friday, August 21, 2015 August Board Meeting
Friday, June 19, 2015 SWMEHA Fall Seminar
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Grand Traverse Distillery Tour
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2015 Annual Education Conference
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 2015 Recreational Waters Pre AEC Conference
Friday, February 20, 2015 Board Meeting
Friday, January 16, 2015 Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 2015 Michigan Onsite Wastewater Conference
Friday, November 21, 2014 Board Meeting
Friday, October 17, 2014 Board Meeting
Friday, August 15, 2014 Board Meeting
Friday, August 01, 2014 9th Annual MEHA Golf Outing
Friday, June 20, 2014 Board Meeting
Monday, May 12, 2014 MEHA Strategic Planning
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2014 MEHA AEC
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 UPEHA Annual Conference
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 2014 Michigan On-Site Wastewater Conference
Friday, November 15, 2013 Board Meeting
Friday, October 18, 2013 Board Meeting
Friday, October 18, 2013 SWMEHA Fall Seminar
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Michigan Premier Public Health Conference
Friday, September 20, 2013 Board Meeting
Friday, August 16, 2013 Board Meeting
Friday, August 02, 2013 8th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Outing
Friday, June 21, 2013 Board Meeting
Friday, May 03, 2013 SWMEHA
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 MEHA AEC

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