Award Recipients

The National Conservation District Employees Association is pleased to recognize excellence in the conservation delivery system

NCDEA proudly sponsors the National Conservation District Professional Award and the National Conservation District Board Member Award to recognize professionalism and dedication in the people behind the nation’s conservation district programs.  Award recipients are not only district professionals or board members – they are people that truly believe in conserving the natural resources and making the world a better place.

Nominations for these awards may be submitted at any time to Regional Directors, with an annual deadline of October 1.


2017


District Professional

RickMcSwain holds his 2017 NCDEA District Professional award
RickMcSwain (left) 2017 with NCDEA President Tim Riley

Rick McSwain received the 2017 NCDEA National Conservation District Professional award.

Rick is the District Director for the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District in Lincolnton, North Carolina.


District Board Member

Jim Harreld receives his 2017 Conservation District Board Member Award
Jim Harreld (left) 2017 with NCDEA Secretary Melissa Higbee and NCDEA President Tim Riley

Jim Harreld received the 2017 NCDEA National Conservation District Board Member award.

Jim is the Chairman of the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District in Canton, Mississippi.



2016


District Professional

Mamie Caison (left) 2016
Mamie Caison (left) 2016, with Pam Hawkins, former NCDEA board member

Mamie Caison received the 2016 NCDEA National Conservation District Professional award.

Mamie is Director of the Brunswick SWCD in Bolivia, NC.


District Board Member

Gary Blair 2016
Gary Blair 2016

Gary Blair received the 2016 NCDEA National Conservation District Board Member award.

Gary is the President of the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts.



2015

District Professional

Rick Mickowski receives his 2016 NCDEA National Conservation District Professional Award
Rick Mickowski 2016

Richard (Rick) Mickowski received the NCDEA National Conservation District Professional award.

Rick works for the New Castle County Conservation District in Delaware as Conservationist II/Education Coordinator.


District Board Member

John Peterson holds his award
John Peterson 2016

John W. Peterson received the NCDEA National Conservation District Board Member award.

John represents the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District where he serves as Chairman of the Board.


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