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UACD Elected Leaders

Hicken Conservation Leadership Initiative

With the generous financial support and encouragement

of Claude and June Hicken in 2008, the UACD revised

and expanded its efforts in continuing education for all

district officials. Claude and June are former members

of UACD where Claude had served as chairman of

the Wasatch Conservation District and as a member

of the UACD Board of Directors. June served as the

UACD Auxiliary President.



The goal of the Hicken Conservation Leadership initiative is to educate and increase the leadership capacity of district officials to enable them to better understand and fulfill their statutory responsibilities. It includes the following elements:


  • Annual new supervisor conservation leadership orientation held each spring

  • Supervisor leadership instruction through sessions at the UACD annual convention, as well as at zone meetings and monthly district meetings as time permits

  • Leadership and related educational materials available as internet based, self-taught packages and as conventional publications

  • Incentives that recognize progress toward and completion of the nationally recognized NACD District Official Accreditation program

  • Scholarships to encourage attendance at regional, state and national meetings

  • Financial assistance for the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund for students pursuing a degree in agriculture and/or conservation majors


For more information about the Hicken Conservation Leadership Initiative, please contact Kristy Davis, CFO, at 435.881.7688.

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