Southeast Region

NACD's Southeast Region Representative is Candice Abinanti. Candice is based in North Carolina and can be reached at

Executive Board Member: Franklin Williams, NC
Region Chair: Steven Meeks, VA
Region Vice Chair: Kenny Mullis, SC
National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA) Southeast Regional Director: Kayleigh Evans, KY
Southeast Conservation District Employees Association President: Kayleigh Evans, KY
National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA) State Representatives
NACD Staff – Southeast Region Representative: Candice Abinanti, NC

Southeast Region Conservation Hall of Fame webpage


  • Registration for the 2023 NACD Southeast Region Meeting and Georgia Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting to be held August 6-8, 2023 in Savannah, Georgia is now open! Register here.

Submit any questions, news or events to candice-abinanti[at] and check NACD’s calendar for more events, including state and territory meetings.

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Please send any resources, job posts, events, blogs, news to share, questions, comments, etc. to Candice Abinanti, candice-abinanti[at]


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