Linda Struewe of rural Oak Grove was recently honored as the state conseveration district clerk of the year.

Linda Struewe of rural Oak Grove was recently honored as the state conseveration district clerk of the year. The engraved plaque was presented at the state conference for conservation district employees and officials near Osage Beach, Mo.

Struewe has been the district clerk for the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District since 2002. She was honored for her exceptional management of the district’s conservation cost-share and accounting programs. Linda is always willing to take on special projects, new responsibilities, and challenges in the interest of furthering conservation efforts within the district.

Building Something Great Together was the theme that drew more than 500 people to the recent annual soil and water conservation districts training conference. Representatives from Jackson County district board included Melvin Dickmeyer, Sibley, and Don Hicks, Lee’s Summit, plus Linda Struewe, Dave Fry, and Bill Bohnert, Jr., from the District’s office in Blue Springs.

The annual conference is coordinated by the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Missouri Soil and Water Conservation District Employees Association, and their conservation partners. The event brings district officials and employees together to focus on training needs and to recognize outstanding conservationists.

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