Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) announced Jerry Holcomb as 2019 District Supervisor of the Year. Holcomb was recognized at GACD’s Hall of Fame Banquet held January 19 at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.
Each year, GACD presents an award to a Supervisor who is recognized as providing superior leadership and support of natural resource stewardship. Jerry Holcomb serves as GACD’s Group 5 Vice President and also as a District Supervisor for the Coastal Georgia Conservation District which covers Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, Long and McIntosh Counties. Jerry’s strong leadership has produced the most active Group in the state and leads all other Groups in attendance and participation at GACD Group Meetings. He has also serves as Chair of the GACD Policy Committee where he has led a tireless effort to get the story of Georgia’s Conservation Districts out to members of the Georgia House and Senate.
Georgia’s 40 Conservation Districts are organized under state law to carry out the State’s conservation programs. The Districts provide information and education to implement practices that decrease soil erosion and protect water resources. Conservation districts are local people solving local problems. Board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.
Georgia Association of Conservation Districts is a nonprofit 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. More information about GACD and Conservation Districts can be found on our website at www.gacd.us