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Mary CurrierMary A. Currier
Chief Financial Officer
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Robert DobbsRobert K. Dobbs
Chief Administrative Officer
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Phil GriswoldPhilip S. Griswold
Chief Technical Officer
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Biographies
Mary Currier>

In 2009, Currier retired after 31 years as executive director of an active NH conservation district. Within the district she was responsible for the implementation of natural resource programs working with individuals, associations and local, state and federal agencies. She has been involved with establishing technical training programs for professionals, volunteers and peers. She was instrumental in creating the districtís program of providing technical review services to municipal regulatory boards and commissions. Currier also had primary responsibilities in the districtís conservation easement program where they hold over 90 easements protecting over 4,000 acres.

Her experience includes technical program and event planning for associations and professionals. Currier is past president of the Northeast Association of Conservation District Employees (NACDE) and the Conservation District Employees Association of NH (CDEA-NH) having also served in multiple other officer positions within each organization. She has served on several national task forces relating to urban conservation and served more than ten years on the National Association of Conservation Districtís Urban and Community Conservation Committee as the employee representative. She has served multiple terms on the state of NHís Board of Natural Scientists appointed by the governor. In 2014 Currier and her husband moved to VA, now residing in Chesapeake.

Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the NH Association of Counties for over 20 years of conservation work in the county
  • Conservation District Employee Award presented by the Conservation District Employees Association of NH for leadership to districts and employees
  • National Conservation District Professional Award presented by the National Conservation District Employees Association
  • Conservation District Employee Award presented by the Northeast Association of Conservation District Employees
  • James Hayden Award presented by the Rockingham Planning Commission for dedicated and outstanding service in planning and conservation of natural resources
  • Conservation Leadership Award presented by the Northeast Association of Conservation District Employees for 21 years of leadership to the NACDE
Robert DobbsRobert Dobbs [Bob] worked over 35 years as Director of the Camden County Conservation District, located in southern New Jersey.

In his capacity as Director, Robert Dobbs was responsible for the management and implementation of natural resources conservation programs, including an active regulatory program on developing lands in the district. In addition, Mr. Dobbs served as Chief Financial Officer of several multi-district watershed management projects. He has served as president of the New Jersey Association of Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) and member of the Camden County Open Space Trust Fund Board and the Camden County Agricultural Development Board. He also served as a member of the United States Department of Agriculture National Employee Development Board, representing local government and private business interests.

Robert Dobbs has also served in various leadership positions at the state, regional and national level. He is past president of the National Conservation District Employee Association (NCDEA), past president of the Northeast Association of Conservation District Employees (NACDE), past president of the New Jersey Conservation District Employees Association (NJCDEA) and member of the Northeast Partnership Leadership Team. He has served on the National Association of Conservation District's Legislative Committee, District Operations Committee and many national task forces. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Voorhees Environmental, Cultural and Education Foundation (VECEF), member of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) and the NACD Conservation Foundation Development Committee.

Bob received his B.S. in Horticulture from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture and attended George Washington University.

Awards:

  • NJCDEA Employee Choice Award
  • NACDE Employee Choice Award
  • NJ Professional Conservationist Award
  • NCDEA District Professional Award
Phil GriswoldMr. Griswold attended Paul Smith's College of Arts & Sciences, NY and graduated in June of 1975 with an AAS Degree. He worked for a private licensed land surveyor for six years. In 1981 he began his career at the Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District as a District Technician. Phil became the District Manager in 1995 and retired in 2012 after serving Seneca County SWCD for 31 years. He has been a NYS Certified Assessor since 1980 and is currently the Town Assessor for Junius and Tyre in Seneca County. Mr. Griswold has been a NYS Notary Public since 1982. In 1993 he became a Certified Professional Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist (CPESC). Mr. Griswold is an EnviroCert International certified instructor for the CPESC Exam Review. He annually teaches Basic and Advanced Surveying classes for conservation district employees. He is past president of the Northeast Association of Conservation District Employees (NACDE) and served as the northeast region representative on the National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA).

Awards:

  • Received the Willard F. Croney Award from the NYS Cons. District Employees Assoc for outstanding dedication and continued excellence in the promotion and support of conservation in NYS.
  • Received the Northeast Association of Conservation District Employees Conservation District Employee Award.
  • Received the NCDEA District Professional Award.