CQG Past Chair & GACD President, Woody Snell, Inducted into Hall of Fame

Woody Snell of Cobb County was inducted into the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Southeast Region Hall of Fame at their Regional Meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 18, 2022. Since 2003, Snell has served on the Council for Quality Growth Board of Directors and served as the past-Chair of the organization in 2006. The Council congratulates Woody Snell on his accomplishments and greatly appreciate his leadership over the years.

Council President and CEO Michael Paris said, “Woody has always been committed to quality development practices and his leadership of our Soil Conservation Districts and attention to best practices is exemplary. The Council congratulates him on this well deserved honor and thanks him for his service to the public, the industry and the Council”.

The Southeast Region Conservation Hall of Fame annually recognizes and honors individuals from the Southeast Region of the U.S. who have had a significant impact or influence on natural resources conservation practice or partnerships at the local, state, territory, regional or national levels.

Snell received his Master of Science in Management degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. He currently serves as Past President of the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts where he has been instrumental in advancing and growing the organization. He was inducted into GACD’s Hall of Fame in 2019. He has been a District Supervisor for the Cobb County Conservation District since 1999 and served as Chair for 20 years.

The Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) is a grassroots non-profit organization representing 40 Conservation Districts in Georgia. Conservation Districts were formed across the country in the 1930’s in the aftermath of the Dust Bowl to ensure continued protection of natural resources through local leadership. GACD’s mission is to advocate for the conservation of Georgia’s natural resources by providing organization, leadership and a unified strategic direction to the Conservation Districts of the State.

$58.9 million in federal funding was provided to landowners and producers through Conservation Districts in 2021 for conservation implementation on Georgia lands.

Learn more at the GACD.us