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Tom

Tom has worked with conservation districts since 1992, managing district operations and providing statewide help on governance, technology, and accountability issues. He has been a board director of a state association of conservation districts and the president of a statewide employee's association. Tom is the General Manager for the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District.

NACD Statement on Farm Bill Conference Report

NACD STATEMENT ON FARM BILL CONFERENCE REPORT WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, Dec. 10, House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) President Brent Van Dyke issued the following statement on the bicameral agreement: “This is […]

Secretary Perdue Names New NRCS Chief

WASHINGTON, December 3, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the appointment of Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In his role, Lohr will provide leadership for NRCS and its mission to […]

District Employees: Collaborate With Your Peers

Fostering better communications within our large family of conservation district employees is one of the core functions of the National Conservation District Employees Association.  The knowledge and experience carried by conservation district professionals is astounding but it is of little use to others if you don’t share it. […]

Rare Opportunity to Lead State Conservation Agency

Are you an outgoing person who would be excited and inspired by being the face of this agency? Are you a confident, effective communicator who is comfortable working with diverse conservation districts, stakeholders, agencies and partners to bring everyone together and unite efforts? Are you able to speak […]