NACD/NRCS Urban Agriculture grant opportunity for up to 20 districts – Deadline 5/14/2017...

Mar 13, 2017 by

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has partnered with NRCS once more on an urban agriculture conservation initiative. The NACD will award $50,000 grants for up to 20 districts. The program is designed to enhance urban agriculture conservation technical assistance activities in districts with developed or predominantly developing land use. A special emphasis is being placed on underserved communities and food deserts. Attached is the Request for Proposals (RFP) and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. I ask that you share this with all of the districts in your state. In addition, NACD will review this initiative and answer questions during a webinar set for 12:00noon Eastern time on April 6; registration details will be sent soon by separate email. The RFP and FAQ are posted on NACD’s website at www.nacdnet.org/about-nacd/what-we-do/urban-and-community/. The webinar...

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WACD Finance Cmte Meeting/Conf. Call March 16, 2017 @ 7 am...

Mar 13, 2017 by

WACD Finance Committee Meeting/Conference Call Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 7-8 am Below is the call-in information: Call-in number: 1-866-906-9330 Code: 9742701# The draft/preliminary meeting agenda is as follows: 7:00  Call to Order, roll call, agenda review 7:05  Introductions: a little about each member 7:15  Review duties and responsibilities of the committee 7:30  Determine information needs based on supplied materials What information do you need to develop the FY ’18 budget? What information do you need to fulfill all responsibilities (will be an ongoing discussion) 7:55  Determine meeting schedule: March 16 – May 5 May 5 – November 10 (optional, could wait for future call) 8:00 ...

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WACD Board of Directors – Notice of Special Meeting 3/15/2017 @ 5 pm...

Mar 3, 2017 by

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Date of Notice: March 3, 2017 According to Part 3, Section 3, of the bylaws of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), the Board of Directors of the WACD will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., in the Carlton Room at the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 620 South Hill Park Drive, Puyallup, Washington 98373-1423. Board members of the Organization are invited to participate in person or via conference line (see below). Agenda for the special meeting will be limited to the following: 1) Selection of a firm to perform an organizational audit (per RFP issued). 2) Amendment of WACD Committee Policies. The public is welcome to attend in person or...

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Request for Proposal-Auditing Services...

Feb 16, 2017 by

The Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), a 501(c)(6) business association, invites proposals for the following auditing and related financial services: (a)        BY 6/27/2017 or within 30 days thereafter: a complete organizational Financial Audit for federal and state tax compliance; (b)       BY 6/27/2017 or within 30 days thereafter: a systems Audit to include a review of salaries, payroll, leave and time accounting, bookkeeping, and other critical systems for legal compliance and to apply best management practices; (c)        BY 6/27/2017 or within 30 days thereafter:  a Management letter. All proposals must include: (a)        Evidence of the firm’s qualifications to provide the above services; (b)       Background and experience in auditing nonprofit clients; (c)        Statement of the firm’s understanding of work to be performed, including tax and   non-audit services; (d)       A proposed...

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Agenda Feb 13, 2017 Board Meeting...

Feb 10, 2017 by

Please review our 2017 WACD Legislative Days Feb 13 draft Board Meeting agenda...

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Open/Vacant Positions for SE and SW Area Directors...

Feb 8, 2017 by

Open/Vacant Positions on WACD Board of Directors – Area Directors Needed in SE and SW There are currently two vacant positions on the WACD Board of Directors – both being Area Director positions. As you may know, we have a total of 6 areas (SE, NE, SC, NC, NW, SW) each with two directors per area. One of the SE Area Director positions has been vacant for at least the past 6 months. The process to fill that position is set in the SE Area bylaws which provide that the WACD shall fill the position upon a recommendation by the Area Executive Committee (comprised now of Columbia CD’s Chair, Vice Chair, and Sec-Treasurer, and Palouse CD’s Chair). If you are interested in being considered for the vacant SE Area Director position, please send an email indicating your interest in...

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