Our meeting theme this year was: “Conservation through Partnerships – Strategies for Success”. That concept was started off on Tuesday morning, despite the wintry weather, with a special keynote address to the CACD General Assembly from Don Brown, CO’s new Commissioner of Agriculture. The other speakers that morning included: Gary Moyer, CACD’s current President; Clint Evans, CO’s State Conservationist; Brent VanDyke, NACD’s First Vice President; and Brett Moore, CACD Lobbyist. Tuesday’s networking luncheon included an introduction to and a brief address by Jeff Burwell, who is the new NACD Western Issues Specialist.
Tuesday afternoon was filled by the Resource Committee meetings and the 2015 Resolution hearings. This year, there were a total of twenty-one By-Law or Policy resolutions that were reviewed, with twelve passing out of Committee and then sent on to be voted on by CACD’s General Membership.