HALL OF FAME

The GACD Hall of Fame preserves the history of the conservation movement in Georgia by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to soil and water conservation.  Any person, living or deceased, who has made unusual and extraordinary contributions in the field of conservation may be nominated. All nominations must be submitted by a current GACD member.

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Nominees for the GACD Hall of Fame shall be considered based on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstration of truly outstanding leadership in the field of soil and water conservation.

  2. Made unusual and extraordinary contributions to the protection of Georgia’s soil and water resources.

  3. Has received recognition of his/her peers in the field of conservation.

  4. Made noteworthy accomplishments in fields other than conservation.

  5. Possesses impeccable character.

Completed nominations will be judged by the GACD Executive Committee. It is not mandatory that the Executive Committee select an honoree each year.

Honorees selected are inducted during the Hall of Fame Dinner at the GACD Annual Meeting. The honoree is presented with a plaque recognizing his/her induction.  Honorees’ names will be added to the permanent GACD Hall of Fame plaque, which shall be placed at the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission State Office in Athens.

GACD HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2018

2017

Roger Bowman, Dan Bennett

2016

Sewell Blackstock, Danny Hogan, Larry Eley

2015

Dell MacGregor, Dennis Brown

2014

Steve Singletary, Carl Brack, Leonard W. Ridings

2013

George Hillsman

2012

Dorothy "Mable" Brown, John Woodard, John Redding

2011

Jack Hufstetler

2010

J.M. "Bob" Plemons, James W. Dobson

Jeanette Jamieson, Connie Wiggins, James Dobson

2009

2008

W. David Bennett, Edsel Nix, Barbarianne Gaulding Russell

2007

Pete Fulcher, Ralph Harrington, H. Joe Nichols

2006

E.H. Reid, Rozier Wingate, Ed Zipperer

2005

Ralph Balkcom, Horace “Pete” Waller

2004

Ben Overstreet, Garland Thompson

2003

Roy J. Chappell, K.A. Veal

2002

William Franklin Hall, J. Frank Murrah, John Rigdon, C.M. Stripling, Jack Tuttle, David Firor, A.B.C. Dorminy Jr.

2001

Roger O. Bowman Sr., Rudolph Clark, George W. Darden Jr., Jim L. Gillis Jr., Joe K. Hawkins, George C. Martin, Walter F. Schroer,

Robert Tisinger, Frank B. Williams Jr., J.C. Wise Jr.


DISTRICT OF THE YEAR

The District of the Year award was established by GACD and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 2001 to recognize the conservation district in Georgia which best plans, implements, and reports a conservation program in a given year. 

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District of the Year Recipients

2019


SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR

In appreciation of supervisors' commitment to the protection of Georgia's natural resources, GACD presents a Supervisor of the Year award at the Annual Meeting. The award recognizes exemplary achievements, leadership, and service to GACD, NACD, and local communities.

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Supervisor of the Year Recipients

2019


SUPERIOR PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT AWARD

 The Superior Professional Support award is given annually to a conservation professional working in Georgia.  The objective of the award is to recognize the nominee's professional contributions in soil and water conservation.

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Superior Professional Support Award Recipients

2019


The Georgia Association of Conservation Districts has been lucky to have a number of individuals willing to make long-term commitments as District Supervisors on the boards of their local Conservation Districts. We appreciate the tireless efforts made by District Supervisors in conserving, protecting, and improving the natural resources in their local areas. These awards are given each year based on the length of time a Supervisor has served, from 20 to 75 years!

2019 Recipients

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