Notice – Special Mtg WACD Board of Directors: 4/28/2017 @ 8 am – WACD, 2918 Ferguson St SW, Bldg 1, Suite A, 2nd Floor Tumwater, WA...

Apr 13, 2017 by

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Date of Notice: April 13, 2017 Pursuant to Part 3, Section 3, of the bylaws of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), the Board of Directors of the WACD will be holding a special meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 8:00 a.m., at the WACD Office, 2918 Ferguson Street SW, Bldg 1, Suite A, Second Floor, Tumwater, WA 98512. Board members of the Organization are invited to participate in person or via conference line. Agenda for the special meeting will be limited to the following: 1)   Approval of Sarah Richards as NW Area Director per the recommendation of the NW Area Executive Committee (and pursuant to the bylaws of each). 2)   Ratification of Agreement between WACD & Doubletree...

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National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) March 20-21, 2017 Fly-in Washington Conservation Partnership Team (Team) Activities Summary...

Mar 27, 2017 by

NACD held its annual fly-in on March 20 and 21 at our Capital (NACD summary information at http://www.nacdnet.org/news-and-events/spring-fly-in/). Washington state was represented by Mark Clark (Washington State Conservation Commission[WSCC]), Lynn Brown (WSCC), Roylene Rides at the Door (Natural Resources Conservation Service [NRCS]), Wade Troutman (Foster Creek and NACD Executive Board), Michael Crowder (Benton and NACD 2nd VP), and Doug Rushton (Thurston and WACD national director).  Lori Gonzales (WSCC), with assistance from Bob Schroeter (WACD) and Rich Innes (Meridian Institute in WA DC) worked diligently and set up 14 meetings for the Team with WSCC staff assembling informative packets for us to leave with our DC contacts. Meetings –  Congressional.  Due to timing and logistics, we split up the various meetings and Mr. Innes came with us to several. We also attended the NACD legislative...

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Upcoming WACD Committee Meetings: Finance & PMC Admin....

Mar 27, 2017 by

WACD FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 7:00-8:00am Call-in #:           1-866-906-9330 Caller Code:     9742702# # TIME ITEM 1 7:00 Call to Order, roll call, agenda review 2 7:05 Comments on Summary Notes from last call (the notes are not minutes per se; no approval action needed) 3 7:06 Start reviewing the requests for information and responses. 4 7:50 What additional information do you need? What additional questions to you have? 5 7:55 Discuss focus for next meeting 6 8:00 ADJOURN WACD PMC ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE AGENDA THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 8:00 am – 2:00 pm @ 16564 Bradley Road, Bow, WA 98232 Call-in #:           1-800-977-8002 Caller Code:     8553656# Review of Minutes Review of February Report Review Accounts Payable & Receivable Discussion on PMC Proposed Budget and Cooler expansion Review of Current...

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NACD/NRCS Urban Agriculture grant opportunity for up to 20 districts – Deadline 5/14/2017...

Mar 13, 2017 by

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has partnered with NRCS once more on an urban agriculture conservation initiative. The NACD will award $50,000 grants for up to 20 districts. The program is designed to enhance urban agriculture conservation technical assistance activities in districts with developed or predominantly developing land use. A special emphasis is being placed on underserved communities and food deserts. Attached is the Request for Proposals (RFP) and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. I ask that you share this with all of the districts in your state. In addition, NACD will review this initiative and answer questions during a webinar set for 12:00noon Eastern time on April 6; registration details will be sent soon by separate email. The RFP and FAQ are posted on NACD’s website at www.nacdnet.org/about-nacd/what-we-do/urban-and-community/. The webinar...

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WACD Finance Cmte Meeting/Conf. Call March 16, 2017 @ 7 am...

Mar 13, 2017 by

WACD Finance Committee Meeting/Conference Call Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 7-8 am Below is the call-in information: Call-in number: 1-866-906-9330 Code: 9742701# The draft/preliminary meeting agenda is as follows: 7:00  Call to Order, roll call, agenda review 7:05  Introductions: a little about each member 7:15  Review duties and responsibilities of the committee 7:30  Determine information needs based on supplied materials What information do you need to develop the FY ’18 budget? What information do you need to fulfill all responsibilities (will be an ongoing discussion) 7:55  Determine meeting schedule: March 16 – May 5 May 5 – November 10 (optional, could wait for future call) 8:00 ...

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WACD Board of Directors – Notice of Special Meeting 3/15/2017 @ 5 pm...

Mar 3, 2017 by

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Date of Notice: March 3, 2017 According to Part 3, Section 3, of the bylaws of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), the Board of Directors of the WACD will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., in the Carlton Room at the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 620 South Hill Park Drive, Puyallup, Washington 98373-1423. Board members of the Organization are invited to participate in person or via conference line (see below). Agenda for the special meeting will be limited to the following: 1) Selection of a firm to perform an organizational audit (per RFP issued). 2) Amendment of WACD Committee Policies. The public is welcome to attend in person or...

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