Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) is pleased to announce Frank Riley, Executive Director of the Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D, as the recipient of the 2019 Superior Professional Support Award. Riley was recognized at GACD’s Hall of Fame Banquet held January 19 at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.
Each year, GACD presents an award to an individual recognized as providing superior leadership and support of soil and water conservation in GA. In addition to being Executive Director of Chestatee- Chattahoochee RC&D, Frank Riley also serves as the State’s Firewise Liaison, is a developer and administrator of the Appalachian FAC Coalition, and a Volunteer Firefighter and local Bus Driver Hiawassee, GA. Mr. Riley works countless hours helping Conservation Districts, FFA Chapters, Colleges, and the Georgia Forestry Commission host Field Days and educate the public about a variety of topics including Wildfires, Honey Bee Pollinators, High Tunnels, Farmers Markets, Fruit and Vegetable Crops, Small Farms, No-Till, Forestry, Erosion Control, Cover Crops, Beef Cattle and more. Anyone who has worked with Frank has seen his dedication and passion for conservation. He is always willing to provide a helping hand and strives to be at every event that he can fit into his schedule. He is truly an amazing supporter of conservation work.