Staff & Board Members

AFCD BOARD Not Pictured, Burlin Findley, President. Archie Matthews, Past President. Andy Jackson, 1st Vice President. Nano Corona, 2nd Vice President. Lindon Minton, Secretary/Treasurer. Sworn in by Former Florida State Representative Rick Minton

AFCD BOARD Not Pictured, Burlin Findley, President. Archie Matthews, Past President. Andy Jackson, 1st Vice President. Nano Corona, 2nd Vice President. Lindon Minton, Secretary/Treasurer. Sworn in by Former Florida State Representative Rick Minton

The AFCD Executive Board is elected each year at their annual meeting and also serve on their local Soil and Water Conservation District board.

The Executive Board plays a vital role in conservation efforts by providing leadership to the 58 Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Florida. It is AFCD’s goal to bring together local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, as a single unit, through effective communication and leadership development. All this is done while helping to build the capacity and capabilities of the individual districts, expanding available resources, promoting conservation education and enhancing public awareness.

  • The State of Florida is divided into four conservation district areas, corresponding with the Natural Resources Conservation Service Area distinctions.
  • Each area is represented by a Vice President, Deputy Vice Presidents, and the Florida Conservation District Employees Association Representative.
  • The Vice Presidents and Deputy Vice Presidents are members of the AFCD Board, though not Executive Members.
  • The Vice President and Deputy Vice Presidents, with the support of the AFCD Executive Board, support and assist the efforts of the districts that fall within their jurisdiction.

Staff

Charlene Meeks, State Coordinator
Association of Florida Conservation Districts
P.O. Box 1763
Chiefland, Florida 32644
Office: 352-507-7065
Cell: 850-631-1130
Charlene.Meeks@freshfromflorida.com

Kaylee Durrance, Administrative Assistant
Office: 352-507-7065
Cell: 850-631-1017
Kaylee.durrance@freshfromflorida.com

Board Members

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

Burlin Findley, President, Blackwater SWCD
Andy Jackson, 1st Vice President, Suwannee SWCD
Nano Corona 2nd Vice President, Okeechobee SWCD
Linda Minton, Secretary/Treasurer, St. Lucie SWCD
Archie Matthews, Past President, Alachua SWCD

AREA VICE PRESIDENTS:

Area 1 Bill Howell, Leon SWCD
Area 2 Scott Wynn, Hamilton SWCD
Area 3 Mark Proctor, Hillsborough SWCD
Area 4 Fred Segal, Broward SWCD

AREA DEPUTY VICE PRESIDENTS:

1-A VACANT
1-B John Gilbert, Orange Hill SWCD
1-C VACANT
1-D Sonny Davis, Jackson SWCD

2-A VACANT
2-B VACANT
2-C Ray Horne, Bradford SWCD
2-D Richard Darby, Clay SWCD

3-A Rose Fitzpatrick, Lake SWCD
3-B Brett Upthagrove, Polk SWCD
3-C John O’Connor, Manatee River SWCD
3-D Wendy Lang, Charlotte SWCD

4-A VACANT
4-B Eva Webb, Palm Beach SWCD
4-C Richard Leys, Broward SWCD