SUTTON, W.Va. — During their annual meeting on July 20, the West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts (WVACD) elected Wayne McKeever as President.
McKeever resides in Sistersville, Tyler County, and is a supervisor for the Upper Ohio Conservation District. Prior to that, he served as County Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency in the Northern Panhandle and he retired in 2013 after 34 years of service. McKeever is a graduate of Potomac State College and West Virginia University, with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture.
McKeever succeeds Bill Stewart of Wayne County as president of the WVACD.
Other officers elected were Donnie Tenney, 1st Vice President, from Tallmansville, a supervisor for the Tygarts Valley Conservation District; Terry Hudson, 2nd Vice President, from Big Chimney, a supervisor for the Capitol Conservation District; Jim Foster, Secretary, from New Milton, a supervisor for the West Fork Conservation District; and Shirley Hyre, Treasurer, from Gassaway, a supervisor for the Elk Conservation District.
The purpose of the Association is to provide a forum for the mutual conservation interests of all 14 conservation districts in West Virginia, as well as the watershed improvement districts and the conservation partnership members.
This Association is dedicated to the advancement and understanding of the educational, scientific, charitable, and moral aspects of conservation. The WVACD pledges to be a partner to other governmental, public and private entities engaged in the conservation and enhancement of natural resources and improvement of the general welfare and safety of the citizens of the State of West Virginia.
The Association also recognizes the history and origin of the conservation movement in the U.S., as well as West Virginia’s role in that history. The significance of agriculture in our daily lives and its unique responsibility to the environment is also recognized. Therefore, the Association dedicates itself to the successful continuation and accomplishment of our conservation, natural resources, and environmental goals.
The West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts includes directors who represent the Capitol, Eastern Panhandle, Elk, Greenbrier Valley, Guyan, Little Kanawha, Monongahela, Northern Panhandle, Potomac Valley, Southern, Tygarts Valley, Upper Ohio, West Fork and Western conservation districts.