Regional Managers

SCC “Regional Managers” are assigned to work with conservation districts in areas across the state. Regional managers’ in-depth knowledge of local and state issues helps them assist conservation districts with several topics, including:

  • Conservation program planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • District operations, such as accounting/auditing procedures, elections procedures, and board member orientations.
  • Project management (annual and long-range work plans)
  • Coordination of district projects/programs with other local, state, federal, and tribal partners.

Regional Manager Map

Click on a region to view contact information and areas of expertise for each regional manager.

For more information about Regional Managers, please contact Ray Ledgerwood, 208-301-4728.

Regional Manager Map
Puget Sound Southwest Southeast Northeast South Central

Puget Sound

Alison Halpern,

Areas of expertise:

  • Puget Sound District Caucus liaison
  • Puget Sound programs

More information about Alison coming soon!


Stu Trefry, 360.407.6531

Areas of expertise:

  • Conservation district capacity building
  • District supervisor orientation and training
  • District employee training
  • Assisting regional managers on capacity building
  • District special assessments, rates and charges, long-range planning
  • Washington Association of District Employees (WADE) liaison
  • Urban and Community Conservation Committees (Washington Association of Conservation Districts and National Association of Conservation Districts)
  • National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA) Policy Committee


Ray Ledgerwood, 208.301.4728

Areas of expertise:

  • Regional manager supervision and coordination
  • Coordinating outreach to conservation districts
  • District operations, planning, and reporting
  • Good Governance coordination
  • Commission budget development and long-range planning
  • Coordinated Resource Management
  • Facilitation
  • Liaison with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and local work groups


Mike Baden, 509.385.7510

Areas of expertise:

  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service relations and programs
  • State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) representation
  • Grant writing
  • Geographic Information Systems(GIS)
  • Conservation Practice Data System (CPDS)
  • Conservation planning
  • Technical employee training
  • Engineering area coordination

South Central

Shana Joy, 360.407.6209

Areas of expertise:

  • Policy/program development and implementation
  • Partnership development
  • National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA) National Officer