Simon earns conservation accolades


WAVERLY, W.Va. – Little Kanawha Resource Conservation and Development Coordinator Kurt Simon was recently named National Coordinator of the Year by the National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils.
There are approximately 400 councils nationally.
Leadership. The award, presented in Washington, was part of a national leadership forum at which Simon and his wife, Stephanie, visited with Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns.
During the leadership conference, Simon was also a presenter on how to establish endowment funds for nonprofits.
Simon has refocused the direction of the Little Kanawha council with his innovative ideas, his motivation, his efforts to help the council become self-sustaining and his ability to simultaneously coordinate many projects.
Counties. Little Kanawha Resource Conservation and Development is a nonprofit organization that serves Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wetzel, Wirt and Wood counties in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Simon states that it was an honor for Little Kanawha to receive two awards at a national conference when only six to eight awards were given.
It is a tribute to Little Kanawha board members, volunteers and project sponsors for their willingness to serve and represent West Virginia on a national level.


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