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  2017 Annual Education Conference

     Wednesday, March 15, 2017 & Thursday, March 16, 2017  

Ask the MDARD Food Accreditation Team

Have you ever needed an answer from the MDARD accreditation team? This is your chance! Submit a question for the accreditation team to answer during their presentation at the 2017 MEHA AEC.

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Conference Information

Wednesday, March 15th and Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Agenda at a Glance

Join MEHA in Big Rapids to engage with your peers before we host the National Environmental Health Association Conference in Grand Rapids in July.

Sessions include:

  • Intentional Food Contamination

  • MiTracking Network

  • Beach Restoration

  • Body Art

  • Licensed Child Care Inspections

  • Water Well Grouting

  • Mushrooms

  • Multi-jurisdictional Food Recalls

  • Large Quantity Groundwater Withdrawals

  • Healthy Homes

  • Flint Update

  • Environmental Justice

  • Mosquito Surveillance

Plus more sessions and special evening events!

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Registration Rates Price (USD) Availability
(A1) Member 150.00Until Wednesday, March 01, 2017 (14 days before event)
(A1a) Member -Single Day 95.00
(A2) Member -Late Registration 175.00 March 01, 2017 through Tuesday, March 14, 2017
(A3) Member On-Site Registration 200.00 March 15, 2017 
(B1) Non Member 200.00Until Wednesday, March 01, 2017 (14 days before event)
(B1a) Non Member -Single Day 120.00
(B2) Non Member -Late Registration 225.00 March 01, 2017 through Tuesday, March 14, 2017
(B3) Non Member On-Site Registration 250.00 March 15, 2017
(C1) Student 75.00
(C2) Student Single Day 35.00
(G1) Guest - Wednesday 35.00
(G2) Guest - Thursday 25.00
Refund Processing Fee 10.00

The Member Rate is only shown to a member using their unique email address for registration. The email address on file is the one where you receive MEHA emails. 

Payment is requested prior to the start of the event. You may pay online using PayPal or mail a check to the MEHA office at P.O. Box 13276, Lansing, Michigan 48901. Please include a printed copy of your confirmation/invoice with any mailed payment to insure your account is properly credited for payment.

Registrants will be asked what is their meal choice for Wednesday lunch: Chicken with roasted garlic cream sauce, House Sirloin or Grilled Black Bean Cakes.


The Michigan Environmental Health Association is pleased to announce we have been awarded a 2017 Food Safety Education Grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).  With MDARD’s financial support, MEHA will be providing informative food protection training sessions during the 2017 Annual Education Conference (AEC) in March, funding 2017 AEC scholarships for food industry regulators, and providing regional MEHA affiliate mini grants for regional food training seminars.

MEHA members in good standing who primarily work in the food protection area are eligible to request training scholarships for the AEC. Specific details are on the scholarship application form. All applications are due by February 9, 2017. Award winners will be contacted via email on February 17, 2017

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

1005 Perry Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Guest room rates of $75.00 for double occupancy have been secured until February 27, 2017. Reservations made after February 27, 2017 cannot be guaranteed at that rate. 

Reservations can be made by calling Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center directly at 231-796-4400. Guests must identify themselves with the group Michigan Environmental Health Association to receive the group rate. 

All guest room rates are subject to prevailing Michigan State Sales Tax and prevailing Local Assessment Tax. If your organization is tax exempt, proper documentation must be presented at time of check in to receive tax credit. 



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Conference Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

Contact the AEC coordinator for applications and more information

Exhibitor Registration ($250): Includes one conference registration. Register additional attendees for a special guest price of $80.

Sponsor Registrations

Gold ($1200): Gold sponsorship includes one educational break out session for the sponsor to present information to the attendees (20 minutes in length), one exhibitor table in the exhibitor hall, one complimentary conference registration and recognition in the conference program and throughout the conference.

Silver ($800): A silver sponsorship includes one exhibitor table in the exhibitor hall, one complimentary conference registration and recognition in the conference program.

Bronze ($500): Sponsors at this level will provide breaks during the conference. These breaks are greatly appreciated by the attendees and are an optimum time for networking and visiting exhibitor tables. 

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