For the first time in several years, every region is represented by a regional director. This is vitally important as it facilitates the exchange of information between conservation district professionals and their association. Some regions (like the Pacific Region) have a director and an alternate director. This helps provide resiliency as we continue to expand the service and engagement we provide to and for members.
NCDEA also updated the association bylaws to make it abundantly clear that all conservation district employees are members of NCDEA, whether they work for a state-authorized conservation district or for a tribal conservation district. All of us are working to help address natural resource concerns, and those issues rarely follow political boundaries. We are in this together.
I’ve already hinted at what being a director means. As your Pacific Region director for the National Conservation District Employees Association, I serve as the primary interface between conservation district professionals and their national association. Through my role, I help inform deliberations on national policies and programs affecting conservation districts and the landowners we serve. Being a director also allows me to relay essential information from the national level to the states in my region.
Every conservation district employee in the United States and territories is a member of NCDEA. Our 7,000 members bring a vital component to the table in regional and national discussions.
On behalf of NCDEA, I appreciate your interest in the impact of the association on the national level and hope that you’ll become more engaged as we work together to make sure the needs of our local communities are met by conservation programs and services.
We are so tickled to share our new website with you. The new site is designed to work on your favorite mobile device. Content is aimed primarily at folks who don't know a lot about #NCDEA. Find it at https://t.co/eAHJ6cIxiP and share your feedback with us!
Teaser: NCDEA will have a new website rolling out in January! We're working hard to provide useful information, foster better communications, and build capacity. Looking forward to pushing the "publish" button!