- NB 360-20-7 PER - Call of Nominations, Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award
NB 360-20-7 PER - Call of Nominations, Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award
National Bulletin: 360-20-7   Date: September 29, 2020  
Subject:  PER - Call of Nominations, Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award 

Action Requested By:   October 23, 2020
Purpose.   To solicit nominations for the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award.      
Expiration Date.   February 28, 2021   
Background.   On December 7, 2007, the conservation partnership lost a friend and outstanding leader in Olin Sims, President of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). Mr. Sims was a rancher from McFadden, Wyoming, and distinguished himself through years of volunteer service to conservation at the State and national levels.

In tribute to Mr. Sims’s memory, and to promote and recognize outstanding conservation leadership at the State and local levels, or both, NRCS and NACD established the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award. The award will be presented to an up-and-coming leader who demonstrates excellence in promoting and leading voluntary conservation on private lands. The award winner will be recognized at the NACD Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 8, 2021.
Explanation.   State Conservationists, in collaboration with State conservation partner leadership, should submit nominations by October 23, 2020. Nominations must be limited to a single page describing the nominee’s leadership and volunteer service qualities, contributions to private lands conservation and how the nominee has promoted conservation at the State or local levels. Nominations should be submitted via email to: nrcs.orc@usda.gov.  
Contact.   If you have questions, please contact Yvette Dillard at (202) 690-2190.     


Terrell Erickson
Regional Conservationist- North East

James E. Tillman
Regional Conservationist- South East

Salvador Salinas
Regional Conservationist- Central

Astor Boozer
Regional Conservationist- West     
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