The Center for Technical Development (CTD) was created for the purpose of ensuring that Conservation Districts and employees have the proper tools and expertise to consistently plan and implement conservation programs in collaboration with the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC), Conservation Districts in Washington State, Washington Association of District Employees (WADE), the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), and other key conservation partners.
CTD Mission and Purpose
The CTD started as (and still is!) a small group of passionate District staff from around the state who believe in helping advance and support the professional and technical needs of CD staff. Our goals are to:
Provide resources for District employees to utilize to improve their skills and knowledge
Identify opportunities for streamlined systems that all Districts can take advantage of
Establish priorities and identify where state Conservation Districts can grow to ensure they remain a well-informed resource for landowners
The Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) established the Center for Technical Development (CTD) for the purpose of ensuring that all Washington State Conservation Districts have equal access to the proper professional development opportunities to advance technical expertise and the support to consistently plan and implement diverse conservation programs unique to the clientele, available resources, and geographical influences of their region.
The vision of the CTD is that quality technical assistance, programs, and education provided by Districts will foster greater natural resource protection and stewardship by the communities within which they operate. Districts should be provided proper support and recognized for their professional staff members who possess the necessary technical proficiency, knowledge, and expertise. Evaluation of the effectiveness of work and services will be demonstrated through improvement of natural resources and resilient communities.
The CTD is implemented in collaboration with the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC), Conservation Districts across Washington State, Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), Washington Association of District Employees (WADE), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and foster partnerships with other conservation partners.
The CTD wouldn't exist without a lot of great people working and supporting the group. We would like to acknowledge the Leadership and Advisory Members for their dedication and efforts.
Current CTD Leadership Team:
Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) Advisor/Liaison
Shana Joy (WSCC) | email@example.com | (360) 480-2078
CTD Charter and Work Plan
The CTD has created a Charter that outlines the structure and membership of the group. We also create an annual plan of work every fiscal year. You can find both documents below.
Updated March 2021
CTD Annual Plan of Work
Updated July 2021
The CTD is always looking for ideas, leaders, and those who want to work with us on fun projects and meaningful products. If you would like to explore joining the CTD, or have a topic/project you would like to present for work, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your interest!