Committee Structure

NACD’s Standing Committees direct association activity in priority areas and are comprised of NACD board members and partner advisors. Committee chairs and members serve two-year terms in conjunction with the current NACD president.

Legislative Committee

Strategic Charge: Influential representation

Legislators, agencies, and communities prioritize responsible conservation & resource management as a result of NACD’s efforts.

  • Chair: NACD Second Vice President Bill Simshauser,
  • Vice Chair: Ryan Britt, North Central Executive Board Member
  • Staff Co-leads: Chris Young, Terrence Curtiss, Keith Owen
  • Member States: Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming

Natural Resources Committee

Strategic Charge: Sustainable impact

Local resource management & conservation efforts continuously & significantly improve outcomes for all communities.

  • Chair: NACD First Vice President Gary Blair
  • Vice Chair: Karl Jensen, Northern Plains Executive Board Member
  • Staff Co-Leads: Meg Leader, Terrence Curtiss, Ariel Rivers
  • Member States: Alabama, Arizona, CNMI, FSM, Georgia, Guam, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Vermont, Washington

District and Partner Relations Committee

Strategic Charge: Leadership Excellence

An engaged, diverse membership leads, thrives, and delivers invaluable benefits and experiences for those in conservation.

  • Chair: Franklin Williams, North Carolina
  • Vice Chair: Terri Preeg-Rigsby, Oregon
  • Staff Co-Leads: Ariel Rivers, Keith Owen, Meg Leader
  • Member States: California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, Wisconsin

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