Crossroads’ Chenal earns award


COLUMBUS — Sandy Chenal, resource and conservation district coordinator of Ohio’s Crossroads Resource and Conservation District, was named resource and conservation district Coordinator of the Year for 2007.

In 2007, Chenal won regional resource and conservation district Coordinator of the Year. The regional winners were then pooled for selection of national coordinator of the year.

Chenal traveled to Washington to receive her award.


A native of Wayne County, Ohio, she has served as Crossroads resource and conservation district coordinator since 1992. During that time, Chenal has guided the Crossroads district council to become a model in direction and purpose.

Her efforts include providing grant writing workshops, introducing the council to the VISTA program and recruiting nonmembers to serve on project committees. She has worked diligently with many watershed organizations.

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Chenal was selected for this award from 375 resource and conservation district coordinators across the nation.

Administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, the purpose of the resource and conservation district program is to expand opportunities for soil and water conservation districts, county governments and individuals to improve their communities in multicounty areas through the formation of regional nonprofit organizations.


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