Kellie is a creative, innovative thinker. Not only can she dream up a project, she can also find the people to make it happen. She has a way of creating partnerships and maintaining working relationships that have lasted over a decade.
Kellie works constantly to promote RC&D. When we have grantees who do not get funded because we run out of money, she helps find them other sources of funding.
Kellie constantly pulls in experts to direct her choices and listens to the Board for direction about growing the Council finances. She oversees many grants outside of the RC&D program that has helped our council build a strong foundation and become self-sustaining.
Kellie actively seeks out those underserved populace and recognizes their unique perspectives and knowledge when building partnerships and projects.
Kellie is currently administering outside grants through the US Fish and Wildlife Service; the NRCS, the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and is the programs manager for the Holle family Foundation. All of these talents are building wealth for the Council so we can continue with the good work well into the future.
Kellie has formed partnerships with many foundations and government entities and has implemented a statewide garden program to expand Cawaco’s seed giveaway and soil distribution throughout the state and other RC&D Councils.
Most of the work that Kellie does reaches beyond the Cawaco area.
The awards were made by Carol Lammon, owner of Big Leaf Pottery. She is located in Coker, AL.