Columbia, SC—Richland County employee Charlie Fisher has been named Outstanding Employee of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Conservation Districts. Fisher serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Richland County Conservation Division, where she provides staff support for the Richland County Conservation Commission and Soil and Water Conservation District. Fisher was nominated for the award by her colleagues, who kept the announcement a secret until the Conservation Awards Banquet in February.
“Charlie is the glue that keeps us all together,” says Conservation Coordinator Nancy Stone-Collum. In addition to Fisher’s core functions of office management and bookkeeping within the Conservation Division, she also routinely volunteers to serve on committees and assist with initiatives of the SC Association of Conservation District (SCACD), SC Conservation District Employees Association, and other organizations. For example, she assisted with the 2016 Environmental Education Association of SC Annual Conference; provided administrative support to the SC Forage and Grazing Lands Coalition during its infancy; and has been a key contributor to the success of the Midlands Local Food Collaborative’s SC Farmer Resource Rodeos (2015-2019). She takes meeting minutes for several organizations and committees, including the SCACD Executive Committee, and is always a willing assistant during events.
“She is always willing to go the extra mile,” says Conservation Division Manager Quinton Epps.
Fisher has 14 years of service at Richland County and was recognized for her achievements at the SCACD Conservation Partnership Conference in February.
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Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of five-member Boards of Commissioners. In South Carolina, Conservation District boundaries conform to County boundaries. The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise use and care of natural resources for long-term sustainability.
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District
2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone (803) 576-2080
Fax (803) 576-2088