My name is Coleta Bratten. I joined the NCDEA Board of Directors as an At-Large member in 2016. I have also served the South-Central Employees Association as their NCDEA representative since 2015. I was also the South-Central Employees Association treasurer from 2012 – 2015. I represent NCDEA on the NACD Stewardship and Education Committee.
I have worked for Dewey County Conservation District since March 1998 and now hold the position of district manager. I am the President of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation District Employees and have served as vice president and treasurer through the years.
I have been married to Keith Bratten since April 8, 1976. I grew up in Dewey County listening to my grandmother call the cows in on the family farm. We have two grown children and five grandchildren. Our grandchildren keep us running and having adventures.
Conservation of the land has always been a passion. I love to work with people and make things better. Prior to working for the conservation district, I worked in the school system and had a daycare center. Educating people has always been important to me.