DISTRICT CONSERVATIONIST GOODE RECEIVES NRCS AWARD
AUBURN, Ala. -- Rodney (Rod) K. Goode, a district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Jefferson and St. Clair Counties, was awarded the Jerry L. Johnson Award at the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts Award Banquet earlier this month at Orange Beach, Ala.
|Rodney K. Goode|
Established in honor of the late Jerry L. Johnson, the award is given to an individual who shows "excellence in public service through one's family, employment, profession and community." for "excellence in public service through one's family, employment, profession and community." Other qualities considered include: initiative, vision, unselfishness, teamwork, faithfulness, enthusiasm, discipline and confidence.
Goode, who has been employed with NRCS for 36 years, began his career in Mobile but soon moved to St. Clair County where he worked for 17 years followed by 14 years in Jefferson County. For the last four years, he has been the district conservationist for both counties.
Goode is also active in the Alabama Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society where he served as president, treasurer and South Central director; the Earth Team as program coordinator; St. Clair County Forestry Planning Committee where he was chairman, and the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts as an active member.
Goode is also a graduate of the first class of the Alabama Leadership Program and is certified as a burn manager for the State Forestry Commission as well as a certified professional erosion and sediment control specialist.