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Ricky Hayes, veteran employee, to assume leadership role
Interim director named for Soil and Water Conservation
A veteran employee of Wilson County’s Soil and Water Conservation department has been named interim director. Ricky Hayes, Resource Conservationist II, has been named interim director of Wilson County Soil and Water Conservation. Sue Glover, former director, retired December 31.
Ricky is a Wilson County native and received his Associate Degree in Business Administration from Wilson Community College, Associate Degree in Fish & Wildlife Management from Wayne Community College, and has been employed with the Wilson County Soil & Water Conservation District for 29 years.
He is a certified North Carolina Environmental Educator with the NC Office of Environmental Education, received the Governor’s Conservation Educator of the Year Award in 2002, received the Wilson County Employee Recognition Program Award in 1998 for developing the Stream Watch Program, achieved the Master IV Level in the Professional North Carolina Professional District Employee’s Program, and was named the North Carolina Association of Soil & Water Conservation District’s Technical Employee of the Year in 1997.
Ricky is involved in the Wilson community and is a certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control, a committee member of Bridgestone Freedom Wildlife Habitat & Refuge, and the Treasurer of the AREA IV Envirothon Committee
His hobbies include fishing, hunting, and landscaping. He is married to Miriam James Hayes of Nash County.