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  1. Steve RobinsonNACD President Elect National Association of Conservation Districts

  2. NACD Mission "To serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation."

  3. NACD… • Represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts • Serves as a voice for districts on Capitol Hill • Provides information, tools and training to districts • Builds partnerships and coalitions

  4. NACD Officer Team Bob Cordova Second Vice President Colorado Springs, CO John Redding President Monroe, GA Gene Schmidt Secretary/Treasurer Hanna, IN Steve Robinson President Elect Marysville, OH

  5. NACD Staff • Krysta Harden, Chief Executive Officer • Arthur Ganta, Director Finance and Administration • Keira Franz, Director of Legislative Affairs • Lisa Lerwick, Director of Communications • Brad Ross, Director of Member Services • Rich Duesterhaus, Senior Advisor, Northeast Region Representative • Debra Bogar, Northern Plains Region Representative • Beth Mason, North Central Regional Representative • Ralph Thier, Western Issues Specialist • Tamara Daniel, South Central Regional Representative • Phylis Vandevere, Southeast Regional Representative • Cherlyn Thompson, Member Data Manager • Naomi Watson, Accounting Assistant • Jeremy Peters, Grassroots Coordinator • Mary Hammon, Communications Associate • Nicole N. Aiken, Executive Administrator • Alice Westmoreland, Production Specialist • Susan Schultz, Stewardship & Education Coordinator • Jamii Roberson, Member Data Assistant • Monique Howard, Receptionist

  6. NACD in Wyoming

  7. Member Services • Top NACD priority • Developing additional resources for districts, especially capacity building • Working with USDA regarding computer interconnectivity and information sharing • Identifying additional opportunities to assist urban and community districts

  8. Communications • Reaching millions through the Smithsonian Soils Exhibit • Continued media outreach • Assessing and improving outreach tools

  9. Policy • Conservation Program Administration Hearings • Clean Water Act, Climate Change, more • Farm Bill implementation NACD Leaders with Ag Secretary Shafer

  10. Farm Bill • $4 billion increase in funding for working lands conservation programs • Maintains commitment to locally led conservation • Includes a nationwide CSP program • Contains important provisions on technical assistance and technical serviceproviders D I S T R I C T S

  11. Outlook • What to expect • Challenges in Conservation Partnership • Increased expenses • Additional need for grassroots • Whose job is it anyway? • Local, state and national roles

  12. NACD Office Renovations • NACD Headquarters office renovations complete! • 509 Capitol Court Campaign • $ 175,311 raised • $320,000 goal

  13. Olin Sims Living Legacy Project • Trees planted across America to memorialize Olin • Conservation Districts,friends of NACD,Partners • NACD will collect photos,stories and create a book for NACD office • More at www.nacdnet.org

  14. Looking Ahead 2009 Annual Meeting February 1-4, 2009 New Orleans, LA

  15. Questions? NACD: (202) 547-6223 Steve-Robinson@nacdnet.org