CENTRAL GEORGIA SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
The Central Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District was organized on February 17, 1940, and was originally comprised of Johnson, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties. The very first District Supervisors were H. Grady Hatcher of Wrightsville, Marvin Gross of Sandersville, E. V. Metts of Sandersville, Morris T. Riner of Meeks, and Thomas A. Brundidge of Irwinton. The Central Georgia District continued to grow within the next 5 years, adding the counties of Twiggs and Bleckley in 1941, Laurens in 1943, and, finally, Dodge in 1945.
Now, the Central Georgia District is thriving with 7 counties and a board with 14 members, including a Chair and a Treasurer. There are 7 elected supervisors each serving 4-year term, and 7 appointed supervisors each serving a 2-year term.
The Central Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District is an agency of the state government, tasked with providing conservation programs to the people of the counties they serve. The Supervisors are locals, elected and appointed to make decisions on conservation, and work with government employees who provide the technical assistance these landowners and managers need. The Central Georgia District Supervisors are dedicated to conserving our land’s natural resources and providing the knowledge necessary to do so.
Supervisors Not Pictured: Paul English
Audra was born in Cordele, Georgia and moved to Cochran, Georgia when she was nine years old. Growing up in rural Bleckley County, Audra’s Family raised chickens, turkeys, goats, and a cow. She also spent a summer working with her husband on a farm that included horses, miniature horses, llamas, and chickens. She has an undying love for the outdoors and all types of animals.
Her husband having served in the U.S. Army prompted Audra to major in Public Service at Middle Georgia State University to better provide excellent customer service to individuals and veterans that serve our country. Working since she was sixteen, Audra has over 20 years of experience in the administrative and customer service fields. She also spent a total of six years working with children in the school system as an Assistant Teacher. Before becoming a District Program Assistant for Georgia Association of Conservation Districts, Audra was the NRCS County Affiliate in Hawkinsville, Georgia.
Eastman Field Office
With her B.S. in Agriculture from ABAC, Lindsay brings extensive and valuable technical knowledge to the Central Georgia District team. As a strong advocate for community involvement, she also brings nearly 5 years of leadership and youth outreach experience to the team.
Christina Dalton better known as Chris was raised on a dairy farm in Washington County. She has always had a love for agriculture and animals. She and her husband have one daughter and they have a small farm in the county. They have always raised cows but in the past 5 years started raising show pigs with their daughter for her FFA project.
Chris has over 20 years experience in administrative office assisting and customer service.
Some of her goals as a DPA for the Central District are to get the FFA and 4H programs more involved in conservation work and help people understand how important conservation is for Georgians, their land and their animals.
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Conservationist of the Year
defEach year for nearly 60 years, the Central Georgia Conservation District bestows a prestigious award to a resident of each county that it represents. Recipients of the award have demonstrated exemplary conservation practices and are shining examples in their community.
The Central Georgia Conservation District meets the third Thursday of every month at 11:00 AM at the Cloverleaf Restaurant in Dublin, Georgia, located at 425 Central Dr, East Dublin, GA 31027. To access previous meeting minutes and documents, please click below.
contact central georgia soil & water conservation district
Lindsay Sapp, District Program Assistant
Phone: (478) 220-3225
Audra Walden, District Program Assistant
Phone: (478) 272-1757