2021 WACD Annual Conference

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Conference News

October 7, 2021: Welcome! Registration is now open!
Welcome! Registration is now open! Registration for WACD’s 2021 Annual Conference is simple:

  1. Tell us who will be attending.
  2. We will invoice you for the appropriate registration fee.

1. Register your attendees

Register your attendees using our online form at https://form.123formbuilder.com/6010382/form.

2. Remit payment

The registration fee can be mailed to us or you can make payment by credit card.

Mail your check
If you choose the send-a-check option, please mail it early enough to arrive by close of business Friday, October 29, 2021. The mailing address is:

WACD
16564 Bradley Road
Bow, WA  98232

Pay by credit card
If you choose to pay by credit card, we will send you an invoice for the registration fee you selected when registering. The registration fee for the WACD 2021 Annual Conference is $50 per person or $150 for your organization. We generally recommend the $150 registration rate so that you are not limited in the number of people from your organization who may attend.
October 7, 2021: Status update on annual conference plans
How is planning going for the WACD annual conference?

Assemble planning team: 100%
Build web structure to house conference information: 100%
Create registration packet: 85%
Finalize session topics and presenters: 50%
Obtain sponsors to reduce member cost: 20%
Publicize annual conference: 10%
August 24, 2021: Annual conference development is underway
Planning for the 2021 WACD Annual Conference is underway!

Important The recent reversion to stricter COVID-related protocols means that  WACD’s annual conference will be virtual in 2021 .

Sessions

This schedule is not yet finalized

Tuesday: 11 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday: 5 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 11:30 am

Session #1 – November 2
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Conservation

Session #2 – November 4
Election Reform and Resolutions

Session #3 – November 6
Focus on Local Conservation

  • Update on VSP in Washington: Bill Eller and Levi Keesecker, WSCC invited
  • Odessa groundwater project: Harold Crose, Grant County CD confirmed
  • Pend Oreille CD Air Quality Monitoring Program
  • Understanding the codex for climate-smart conservation programs: NRCS invited

Session #4 – November 9
Farm Bill and Legislature

  • 2023 Farm Bill Panel: Congresswoman Kim Schrier  invitedand Congressman Dan Newhouse invited
  • 2022 Legislative Session Panel: Rep. Sharon Shewmake invitedand Senator Perry Dozier invited
  • Home Grown Support – a conversation with Veterans Conservation Corps interns confirmed

Session #5 – November 11
Veterans Day

  • In honor of our veterans, we will not hold sessions on the Veterans Day holiday

Session #6 – November 13
Focus on Boards

  • The new Leadership & Management Training Community: Building Better steering committee confirmed
  • Generational Intelligence & Working Effectively with Different Generations: Amy Hays, Noble Research Institute invited
  • Update on coherent governance in practice invited

Session #7 – November 16
State Conservation Commission

  • Special Presentation by MRSC (Municipal Research and Services Center)
  • Water Topics Affecting Washington’s CDs – Panel Discussion led by Ron Shultz

Session #8 – November 18
State Conservation Commission

  • Commission Update from Executive Director
  • Regional Manager Update
  • Legislative Update

Session #9 – November 20
Cross-border Conservation

  • Columbia River Treaty: Tom Tebb, Office of the Columbia River invited
  • British Columbia Perspective
  • WACD Tribal Relations Committee: Larry Davis, TRC Co-Chair. confirmedAttend this session and learn about the Committee’s recommendations that were adopted by the WACD Board. Now it’s time to plan for the implementation of the strategies to implement the recommendations. Please come and share your ideas. Time permitting the TRC will engage in Q&A with attendees.
  • Committees vote on resolutions

Speakers

  • Ebony Webber, CEO of MANRRS invited
  • Kim LeFleur, First VP of NACD confirmed
  • Sarah Dryfoos ({R}evolution Lab) and Dr. Cindy Caldwell (DEI Management): Committee on DEI confirmed
  • Streamline representative confirmed
  • Mark Craven confirmed
  • Harold Crose confirmed
  • Larry Davis, WACD Tribal Relations Committee Co-Chair confirmed

Sponsorship levels

The sponsors shown are from our 2020 conference.

Sponsorship levels for 2021 are shown below and are also described in our sponsorship letter: WACD 2021 Annual Conference – Sponsorship Letter – FINAL.

Sponsor level:FRIENDSUPPORTERLEADERCHAMPION
Sponsorship value:$250$500$1,000$2,000 or more
Website (1 year):LogoLogoLogoLogo
Newsletter (1 year):LogoLogoLogoLogo
Conference materials:LogoLogoLogoLogo
Session introductions:One 5-minute blockOne 10-minute blockMore than 10 minutes
Showcase videos at conference:Up to 15 minutes of videoUp to 30 minutes of videoUp to 60 minutes of video
Dedicated Zoom room:1.5 hours3 hours
Publish to the Hub:InvitedInvited

Partners

TBD

Awards

Find information about WACD awards at https://wadistricts.org/wacd-awards.

Resolutions

Resolutions adopted at area association meetings will be posted here.

Resolutions considered

Resolutions adopted

Envirothon

Support Washington State Envirothon!

This year’s auction will be virtual and all proceeds from the auction will support the Washington State Envirothon team on their road to Nationals. Washington State regional competitions will be combined with the state competition this year in a virtual format. Your financial support will help students prepare themselves for this year’s environmental competition and to be potential future leaders in the environmental and natural resources field.

The auction will be hosted online through Bidding Owl November 22-December 7, 2021.

Donations accepted until November 15

Each year, item donations are needed for the Washington State Envirothon Auction at the Washington Association of Conservation District (WACD) Annual Meeting. Items such as gift certificates, signed memorabilia, event tickets, outdoor gear, themed baskets, etc. are welcome donations.

If you would like to donate an auction item, please fill out the Google form near the bottom of this page: https://waenvirothon.org/auction/

We’re taking you to the Annual Business Meeting page right now!

The conference starts in:

Registration is open
Registration for WACD’s 2021 Annual Conference is simple:

  1. Tell us who will be attending.
  2. We will invoice you for the appropriate registration fee.

Annual Conference Sponsors

Sponsors shown are from our 2020 annual conference.

CHAMPION Sponsors

LEADER Sponsors

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

SUPPORTER Sponsors

AgDirectDucks Unlimited
The McGregor CompanyWashington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

FRIEND Sponsors

Northwest Farm Credit ServicesPlants of the WildWilbur-Ellis

Sponsorship levels

Sponsor level:FRIENDSUPPORTERLEADERCHAMPION
Sponsorship value:$250$500$1,000$2,000 or more
Website (1 year):LogoLogoLogoLogo
Newsletter (1 year):LogoLogoLogoLogo
Conference materials:LogoLogoLogoLogo
Session introductions:One 5-minute blockOne 10-minute blockMore than 10 minutes
Showcase videos at conference:Up to 15 minutes of videoUp to 30 minutes of videoUp to 60 minutes of video
Dedicated Zoom room:1.5 hours3 hours
Publish to the Hub:InvitedInvited

Support

For support, please contact