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How Spokane CD Became a Conservation Powerhouse
June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
How Spokane Conservation District Became a Conservation Powerhouse
Eat, Learn, and Grow during the 2022 MACD Spring Board Meeting
Learn how Spokane Conservation District (SCD) grew from a modest district to a self-sustaining one. Vice Chair Randy James and SCD Director, Vicki Carter, will share their districts journey, so you can learn how they became a conservation powerhouse in Washington State.
RSVP by June 1st
To RSVP, please email: Katherine Certalic (KCertalic@mt.gov)
Vicki Carter currently serves as the Director of the Spokane Conservation District. Her management experience includes over 30 years in human resource management, accounting and financial management, project and program development, and governmental insurance programs. She provides input to policy and legislative matters at local and state levels.
Vicki is active in the veteran community of Spokane through her work as Director of Vets on the Farm. VOTF has gained statewide and national attention by emphasizing the growing need to fill a gap in our agricultural production with post 9/11 Veterans ready for a new mission. Vicki was instrumental in the formation of the Farmer Veteran Coalition Washington State Chapter and was recently appointed to the national Farmer Veteran Coalition Board of Directors. Over the last 5 years, Vicki has been instrumental in the purchase and development of a 50-acre former rock quarry in the heart of Spokane.
Randall S. James
Randy has lived in Spokane County in Washington State his whole life. He grew up loving the out-of-doors and continues to be an avid hunter, fisherman, backpacker, and camper. Randy’s family roots and culture instilled a fierce Conservation Ethic that has continued to grow over his 70 years. Randy has been married to the love of his life for 46 years, has three kids and two absolutely adorable and wonderful twin granddaughters that are five years old. He is currently retired from teaching after teaching science in a high poverty public school for 39 years. Randy absolutely loved his job and feels that he had the best job in the world; educating kids. Always wanting to be a farmer, the closest he has come has been helping his neighbors swath (He loves swathing) and harvest and being on the Spokane Conservation District board for the past 23 years. He would tell you that one of the highlights of his life has been watching and helping the Spokane Conservation District family continue to be a conservation leader in putting conservation on the ground. He loves his family, people, the out-of-doors, life-long learning, and Conservation.