The Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) is pleased to announce the following new additions to our leadership team.
Katie Sponberger is GACD’s new Executive Director. Katie, from Ringgold, Georgia, has previously served as GACD’s North Georgia Program Manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from the University of Georgia. Katie will lead GACD’s projects, develop strategic partnerships, and support natural resource conservation efforts by working with local leaders across the state.
Katie Sanders was promoted to serve as Program Manager for North Georgia. Katie has a Biological Science degree from the University of Georgia and most recently served as District Program Assistant for Rockdale and Walton County Conservation Districts. Katie resides in Athens, GA.
Katie Sanders will be responsible for the management of 21 District Program Assistants located throughout North Georgia. GACD is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for the conservation of Georgia’s natural resources by providing organization, leadership and a unified strategic direction to the Conservation Districts of the State.
Mady Barnes is serving as GACD’s new Project Coordinator. She is responsible for the development and implementation of GACD’s public policy strategy as well as coordinating other projects to advance natural resource conservation initiatives in Georgia.
Mady Barnes has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Wyoming. She most recently served as District Program Assistant for Broad River Conservation District and held a previous position with the National Wild Turkey Federation as a Conservation Public Policy Intern.