Conservationists Recognized in Williamsport

Representative Donna Oberlander receives the 2019 Legislator Leadership Award. Left to right are: Dr. Robert Shannon, PACD North Central Region Director; Greg Hostetter, Deputy Secretary of the PA Department of Agriculture; Charles Duritsa, PACD President; Representative Donna Oberlander; Aneca Atkinson, Deputy Secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, and Brenda Shambaugh, PACD Executive Director.

Representatives from across the Commonwealth traveled to the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport for the PACD/State Conservation Commission’s 72nd Joint Annual Conference. Several conservationists were recognized at an awards luncheon on July 17, 2019.

The 2019 PACD honorees are as follows: 

  • Legislator Leadership Award: Representative Donna Oberlander (PA 63rd District)
  • President’s Award: Denise Coleman, State Conservationist, Pennsylvania USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Ann Rudd Saxman Conservation District Director Excellence Award: Pownall Jones (Chester County)
  • Conservation District Employee Excellence Award: Carl Goshorn (Cumberland County)
  • Conservation District Employee Service Recognition Program Awards
    30 Years of Service
  • Martie Hetherington, Chesapeake Bay Program Coordinator, Schuylkill County
  • Rob Fetter, Resource Conservationist/Network Administrator, York County

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