Conservation District Professional & Board Member Awards
2016 Outstanding Conservation District
Kris Swartz, Supervisor and
Past OFSWCD President
2016 Outstanding Conservation
Bret Bacon, Conservation Services Coordinator
The Sponsor: The National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA) was created in 1992. Its mission is to strengthen and promote the conservation district programs by providing assistance, information, and representation and by supporting the professionalism of conservation district employees. NCDEA represents over 8,000 conservation district employees nationally.
Purpose of the Awards Program: The Outstanding Conservation District Professional and Outstanding Conservation District Board Member awards are presented annually to recognize professionalism and dedication in the people behind the nation's conservation district programs. The program began in 1998.
Eligibility: All nominees must have been employed for three (3) years or have four (4) years of board service at the time the nomination is filed with the Ohio Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Employees (OASWCDE). Applications that have been submitted in the past, and were not winners, may be resubmitted.
Nomination Process: Nominations may be submitted by conservation district employees, OASWCDE directors, conservation district boards, state conservation agencies, NRCS, NACD, and other associated conservation professionals. The OASWCDE Directors reserve the right not to award a winner if they feel the criteria has not been met. Decisions of evaluating committees are final and not subject to appeal.