A man from the Tri-Cities area has been selected as President-elect of the National Association of Conservation Districts’ Board of Directors. Michael Crowder from West Richland, will serve a one-year term as president-elect alongside current NACD President Tim Palmer.
Crowder will be sworn in as the next president in February of 2021.
Crowder was first elected to the NACD Officer Team in 2017 as the second vice president and previously served on the organization’s Board of Directors as the Washington state delegate.
“Michael epitomizes conservation, both in his leadership at the national level and on the ground on his operations in Illinois, Indiana, and Washington state,” said current NACD President Tim Palmer. “Having worked with Michael closely for several years on the NACD officer team and board of directors, I’m confident he’s well-suited to champion locally-led conservation in the years ahead.”
“Locally-led conservation is the backbone of conservation delivery,” Crowder said. “It’s an honor to be selected by my fellow district officials to represent and advance conservation work at the national level for farmers, ranchers, and fellow conservationists.”
Crowder also serves as supervisor at the Benton Conservation District.
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