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Tuscaloosa County Press Day

A group of community leaders, legislators and grant recipients met today to commemorate the distribution of over $90,000.00 in RC&D Funds in the Tuscaloosa County area over the past two years.

First row left to right, Bill Neighbors, Noopie Cosby, Frank Hamiter, Collette Ray, Chairman Don Sherrod, Senator Gerald Allen, Representative Kyle South, Susan Wesson, Eliza Sheffield, Amanda Cassity, Farrington Snipes and Denise Shirley

Second row left to right, Brad Lang, Dianne Averett, Lynn Corkren, Bettye Loftin, Erin Wiggins, Commissioner Jerry Tingle, Roy Loftin and Mary Jean Sutton

Third row left to right, Commissioner Mark Nelson, Lou Hansen, Fran Viselli, Brian Dickerson, June Lambert and Wilford Calhoun


Lamar County Press Release

Representative Kyle South, Senator Gerald Allen, Judge Johnny Rogers and Craig Sizemore were joined by other Lamar County stakeholders to commemorate the distribution of over $78,000.00 in RC&D Funds during the past two years to assist schools, public facilities and other worthwhile organizations in Lamar County.

Bibb County Press Release

State Legislators, Bibb County stake holders and recipients were on hand at the Brent/Centreville
Library October 25th to acknowledge the receipt of over $50,000 in Tombigbee RC&D funds
by various schools, public parks and other organizations in Bibb County over the past two years.

Back row left to right, Charles Allen, Brian Rushing, Ashton Cottingham, Joe Owings, Jim Martin and Chairman Don Sherrod; middle row left to right, Willie Valentine, Dr. Gwendolyn Valentine, Paula Fancher, Gail Sammons, Senator Cam Ward, Representative April Weaver, Mike Oakley and Cynthia Winegard; front row left to right, Roger Brothers, Myrtle Jones, Elaine Jones, Tracy Griffin and Jennifer Watts.



Sumter County Press Release

Legislators, community stakeholders and RC&D personnel were on hand October 4th on the campus of UWA to acknowledge contributions in excess of $47,000 to the communities, schools and other worthy organizations in Sumter County by Tombigbee RC&D.


Left to right back row, Alex Crawford, Eddie Parham, Mayor Walter Porter, Pat Ezell, Chairman Don Sherrod, Dr. Mustafa Morsy, Marcus Campbell & Anthony Eaton. Front row left to right, Willie Lampley, Miki Rutan, Anthony Crear, Micky Smith, Mayor Carrie Fulghum, Senator Bobby Singleton, Elaheh Hesse, Representative A. J. McCampbell, Dr. Linda Forte, Dr. Tina Jones & Allen Tartt.

Pickens County Press Release

State legislators and community stake holders were on hand at the Pickens County Extension Office in Carrollton, Alabama on October 4th to acknowledge the contribution of $43,950.00 to communities, schools and organziations in Pickens County over the past two years by Tombigbee RC&D!

pickens-co-group-pictureFront row left to right, Tammy Doughty, Angie Porter, Sue Ellen Gibson, Patti Presley-Fuller, Susan Wesson, Senator Gerald Allen, Dr. Linda Forte, Chairman Don Sherrod. Back row left to right, Terry Williamson and Patricia Tilley

Greene County Press Release

State legislators and Greene County community leaders were on hand at the James C. Poole Jr. Memorial Library September 27th  to acknowledge the contribution of over $43,000.00 in grants to communities, schools and organizations in Greene County by Tombigbee RC&D over the past two years!


Left to right front row; Chairman Don Sherrod, Senator Bobby Singleton, Representative Artis A.J. McCampbell, Representative Ralph Howard & Elaheh Hesse, joined by  various other community stakeholders of Greene County

Hale County Press Release

State legislators and community leaders were on hand at Hale County College & Career Academy  September 27th to acknowledge grants over the past two years totaling $50,858.00 contributed to Hale County communities, schools and organizations by Tombigbee RC&D.


Left to right back row; Lorrie Cooks, Judge Arthur Crawford, Tommie Martin, Marc Mickleboro & James Essex, Front row left to right; Tammi Weeden, Chairman Don Sherrod, Senator Bobby Singleton, Representative Ralph Howard, Jessica Liverman, Edmonia Hunter and Barbara Williams

Fayette Press Release

Fayette County legislators, Senator Greg Reed and Representative Kyle South and the 2015/2016 grant recipients at the Fayette County Courthouse celebrate the projects funded by Tombigbee Resource Conservation and Development Council (Tombigbee RC&D) for the past two years!



Left to right back row-Jim Burkhalter, Brian Rushing, Judge William Oswalt, John Gordon, Tim Dunavent,    Left to right front row – Nancy McDonald, Senator Greg Reed, Representative Kyle South, Don Sherrod, Ronni Rena Brasher, Larry Hardy

Upcoming RC&D & Outreach Meeting Dates

Tombigbee RC&D Quarterly Meeting
Northport, Alabama
July 26, 2018

AARCD Quarterly Meeting
Montgomery, Alabama
August 1, 2018

National RC&D Conference
Bloomington, MN
September 23-25. 2018




















Tombigbee RC&D Awarded as Premier Member of Circle of Diamonds

 NARCD CoD 444 North Capitol Street, NW
Suite 618Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-434-4780

Fax: 202-434-4783


Contact: Andrew Gordon, Executive Director, NARC&DC

January 27, 2015

The National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils Announces Award to Tombigbee RC&D Council

The National Association of RC&D Councils (NARC&DC) is very pleased to announce that Tombigbee Resource Conservation and Development Council of Tuscaloosa, Alabama has been reauthorized as a Premier member of the NARC&DC Circle of Diamonds program, one of the few RC&D Councils out of 375 to qualify for this elite status.

The NARC&DC Circle of Diamonds program provides a proactive means for RC&D Councils to demonstrate that they are complying with legal requirements and best non-profit management practices. The program has three tiers or levels: Basic, Enhanced, and Premier. By earning Premier level membership, Tombigbee RC&D Council, has clearly demonstrated its ability to adhere to the highest standards of governance and administration and its effectiveness in public outreach and partnership management. The RC&D Council’s policies and practices, as well as its inspiring vision for the future of its community, make it a model for all of us who strive to faithfully serve our communities and be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

The National Association of RC&D Councils heartily congratulates Tombigbee RC&D, on this well-deserved honor.

The NARC&DC represents America’s Resource Conservation and Development Councils, non-profit organizations that work to protect natural resources and develop rural economies. RC&D Councils are grassroots organizations comprised of community members and local government representatives. They deliver resource conservation and community development assistance throughout rural America, including soil and water quality projects, job creation programs, and renewable energy assistance.