“It’s easy to benchmark progress by pointing to the biggest organization or the wealthiest person or the most popular trend. But progress doesn’t always involve getting bigger. While growth—whether personal or organizational—can be a positive sign that we’re moving in the right direction, in the long run, progress is about being whatever we need to be in order to make a bigger difference. At times that requires getting smaller in certain areas in order to grow well on the whole. As we focus on our individual growth and the growth of our companies, let’s make sure we know the difference between getting bigger and getting better. They are not always the same thing.” – Dan T. Cathy
OFSWCD Conservation Partnership Annual Meeting
The annual meeting is held in cooperation with the OFSWCD. Workshops, guest speakers, and social opportunities are selected in the interest of education and networking with local partners and fellow district employees. Outstanding employees and cooperators are recognized for their service, and scholarships are awarded to those who are seeking continued education.
Elections for the OASWCDE Board of Directors are held at the Annual Conservation Partnership Meeting. Area directors serve an important and necessary role in representing the concerns, ideas, and well being of their colleagues.
Area Winter Meetings
Area winter meetings are held to update districts on funding and partnership opportunities, award fellow employees for their contributions to the success of their district, and highlight events and practices utilized in districts.