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1 National Association of Conservation Districts Steve Robinson NACD President Elect

2 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S NACD Mission "To serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation."

3 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S NACD… ▪ Represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts ▪ Serves as a voice for districts on Capitol Hill ▪ Provides information, tools and training to districts ▪ Builds partnerships and coalitions

4 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S NACD Officer Team Steve Robinson President Elect Marysville, OH Bob Cordova Second Vice President Colorado Springs, CO John Redding President Monroe, GA Gene Schmidt Secretary/Treasurer Hanna, IN

5 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S NACD Staff »Krysta Harden, Chief Executive Officer »Arthur Ganta, Director Finance and Administration »Keira Franz, Director of Legislative Affairs »Lisa Lerwick, Director of Communications »Brad Ross, Director of Member Services »Rich Duesterhaus, Senior Advisor, Northeast Region Representative »Debra Bogar, Northern Plains Region Representative »Beth Mason, North Central Regional Representative »Ralph Thier, Western Issues Specialist »Tamara Daniel, South Central Regional Representative »Phylis Vandevere, Southeast Regional Representative »Cherlyn Thompson, Member Data Manager »Naomi Watson, Accounting Assistant »Jeremy Peters, Grassroots Coordinator »Mary Hammon, Communications Associate »Nicole N. Aiken, Executive Administrator »Alice Westmoreland, Production Specialist »Susan Schultz, Stewardship & Education Coordinator »Jamii Roberson, Member Data Assistant »Monique Howard, Receptionist

6 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S NACD in Wyoming

7 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S Member Services ▪ Top NACD priority ▪ Developing additional resources for districts, especially capacity building ▪ Working with USDA regarding computer interconnectivity and information sharing ▪ Identifying additional opportunities to assist urban and community districts

8 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S Communications ▪ Reaching millions through the Smithsonian Soils Exhibit ▪ Continued media outreach ▪ Assessing and improving outreach tools

9 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S Policy ▪ Conservation Program Administration Hearings ▪ Clean Water Act, Climate Change, more ▪ Farm Bill implementation NACD Leaders with Ag Secretary Shafer

10 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S Farm Bill ▪ $4 billion increase in funding for working lands conservation programs ▪ Maintains commitment to locally led conservation ▪ Includes a nationwide CSP program ▪ Contains important provisions on technical assistance and technical service providers D I S T R I C T S

11 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S Outlook ▪ What to expect –Challenges in Conservation Partnership –Increased expenses –Additional need for grassroots ▪ Whose job is it anyway? –Local, state and national roles

12 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S NACD Office Renovations ▪ NACD Headquarters office renovations complete! ▪ 509 Capitol Court Campaign $ 175,311 raised $320,000 goal

13 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S Olin Sims Living Legacy Project ▪ Trees planted across America to memorialize Olin ▪ Conservation Districts, friends of NACD, Partners ▪ NACD will collect photos, stories and create a book for NACD office ▪ More at

14 N A T I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N O F C O N S E R V A T I O N D I S T R I C T S Looking Ahead 2009 Annual Meeting February 1-4, 2009 New Orleans, LA

15 Questions? NACD: (202)


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