Washington state crossed a milestone on May 1st. For the first time, women simultaneously held all four leadership positions within the state’s conservation partnership — Executive Director Carol Smith of the State Conservation Commission, State Conservationist Roylene Rides-at-the-Door for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and President Jeanette Dorner and Executive Director Patricia Hickey of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts.

All four spoke with Laura Johnson of the Washington State Conservation Leadership to profile their career journeys. Read about their stories on the NACD website by following the link provided below:

Journey to Leadership – Lessons from Washington State’s First Women-Led Conservation Partnership