Council Members and guests of Great Plains RC&D recently gathered at Lucille's Roadhouse in Weatherford for the 2014 Annual Council Meeting. A delicious dinner by Lucilles was enjoyed as well as musical entertainment by the Damon Jackson band. The group joined in celebrating the many accomplishments of the Stronger Economies Together I-40 Corridor project
The National Association of RC&D Councils (NARC&DC) is very pleased to announce that Great Plains RC&D Council of Cordell, Oklahoma has been granted Premier membership in the National Associations Circle of Diamonds program, thus becoming just the third RC&D Council out of 375 to qualify for this elite status.
The NARC&DC Circle of Diamonds program highlights the invaluable work that RC&D Councils perform in their communities and recognizes the good stewardship practices that Councils have put in place. The program is a proactive means for RC&D Councils to demonstrate that they are complying with the basic requirements of the RC&D statute and best non-profit management practices. The program has three tiers or levels: Basic, Enhanced and Premier. More than anything, membership in the NARC&DCs Circle of Diamonds demonstrates the honesty, integrity and strong commitment of RC&D Councils to the RC&D mission of *Making Things Happen*.
By earning Tier III membership, Great Plains RC&D Council has clearly demonstrated its ability to adhere to the highest standards of governance and administration and its effectiveness in public outreach and partnership management. The Councils policies and practices, as well as its inspiring vision for the future of its community, make it a model for all of us who strive to faithfully serve our Communities and be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. The National Association of RC&D Councils heartily congratulates Great Plains RC&D Council on this well-deserved honor.
Wright honored at Great Plains RC&D Annual Council Meeting November 8th, 2011 at the SWOSU Conference Center in Weatherford, Ok.
Larry Wright was nominated by the Deer Creek Conservation District and was awarded the Governor's Conservation Award. L-R: Alveta Taylor, Larry Wright, Carol Gaunt, Bertha Miller.
Great Plains RC&D Council Members attend Oklahoma RC&D Mini-Summit on August 15-16 at Fire Lake Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Among those in attendance were: Chris Mackey, Alverta Taylor Reonna Slagell Gossen and Jodi Jackson. Plus, representatives from each of the nine RC&D's in the state of Oklahoma. Other guests included Jeri Towler, P.C., Garrett King, with Congressman Frank Lucas' Office, Gary O'Neil, NRCS, Kristi Bias, Jeff Lockett, Chairman of OARCD, Larry Wright and other distinguished guests.