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2016 WACD Outstanding Employee



            Anita Bartlett, District Manager for the Powder River Conservation was named the Wyoming Association of Conservation District’s Outstanding Employee for 2016 during the WACD Annual Convention in Riverton, WY on November 16th.

Anita began working for the PRCD in the spring of 2006 and since that time has immersed herself in her work and community life in Southern Johnson County. She promotes programs, encourages participation and educates the youth of the community.  She is a valuable resource for education and information and willingly volunteers her services to all who ask.  Anita continues to expand and develop programs that serve the Conservation District.  She is a natural teacher and works well with educators and professionals to bring educational programs to the District. The youth programs that Anita develops and takes into the schools and the community encourages hands on participation developing leadership skills and engaging students in learning about conservation. 

Anita works well with other agencies, contractors and land owners to bring everyone together to work for a common goal. An example of this is her diligent work with the NRCS, County Commissioners, and local landowners to administer the Emergency Watershed Projects Program. In May of 2015 Southern Johnson County saw record breaking flood water to the Powder River. These flood waters brought about significant damage to stream banks and caused erosion problems bringing threats to life and property. The District with the assistance of the NRCS has procured Exigency and Non-exigency EWP funding to repair the damage from these flood waters, thereby fixing stream banks and stabilizing buildings and irrigation structures.

Anita has served as the Wyoming Conservation District Employee’s Association president for the past three years, prior to that she has served as the Association’s Vice-President (1yr), Secretary (4yrs), and as an Area I Representative (1yr). Anita works diligently with the Association to promote the Conservation District Employees and to further their knowledge and skills through trainings.

Anita when not busy with District works tirelessly in her community. She is the Secretary/Treasurer, Jr. High Bible Study Teacher, and assists with the Youth Group at the First Southern Baptist Chapel. She serves as a tutor for the local Boys and Girls Club in Kaycee during the school year, organizes local fundraisers, and takes photos for the Kaycee Voice. In closing we ask that you understand that this only touches on part of Anita’s virtues.  She is a valuable employee for the District and a worthy recipient of this recognition.  Her work promotes the wellbeing of Wyoming’s natural resources, her personality endears herself to the community and her passion is reflected in the District programs and patron participation.


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