Soil and Water Conservation Director recognized for receiving national award

04.04.2017

Mamie Caison, Brunswick County’s longtime Soil and Water Conservation District Director, was recognized by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Monday night for receiving the National Conservation District Professional Award.

The award is presented annually by the National Conservation District Employees Association to recognize professionalism and dedication in the people behind the nation’s conservation district programs, and to recognize those who believe in conserving the natural resources and making the world a better place.

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Surrounded by family, Mamie Caison receives a proclamation from Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Williams, recognizing Caison for receiving the National Conservation District Professional Award.

Caison, who has been with the Brunswick County Soil and Water Conservation District for more than 29 years, was presented with the award at the National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting in Denver earlier this year.

“Receiving this award has been a very humbling experience. I am so honored to be recognized on the local level, the state level and the national level for what I truly have a passion for,” Caison said during Monday night’s meeting. Caison thanked the Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors and the Brunswick County Commissioners and Administration “for years of support to serve not only in my County, but also well beyond county lines. I am proud and consider it an honor to call myself a county employee.”

“The County is forever grateful to Mamie for her leadership in Soil and Water Conservation over the last 29 years,” said County Manager Ann Hardy. “We are very fortunate to have her expertise and commitment to protecting the County’s natural resources.”