Mr. Steve Singletary of Early County, a Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, received the distinguished honor of being inducted into the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) Hall of Fame during the recent annual meeting.

Mr. Steve Singletary (right) with GASWCC Chairman Mr. Garland Thompson (left)

Mr. Steve Singletary (right) with GASWCC Chairman Mr. Garland Thompson (left)

Steve Singletary has served as a Supervisor on the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District for more than 36 years.  Steve replaced his uncle to become the third Singletary family member to serve on the Flint District since its charter in 1939. During that time, Mr. Singletary has been actively involved in District field days, workshops, and innovative projects throughout the District and the Lower Flint River Basin.

Steve has collaborated on cutting-edge water conservation projects and practices such as variable-rate irrigation technology and remote soil moisture monitoring led by the District.  In 2011, he was featured in The Progressive Farmer in an article highlighting this technology. Steve has worked diligently in seeking state and federal resources to assist Georgia landowners with conservation assistance, wildlife habitat restoration, and endangered species protection.  His leadership and expertise have been fundamental to the success of the Flint River District.

Steve supports youth education through events such as the Annual Water Festival and ‘Birds of Prey’ Wildlife Demonstrations, and Outdoor Classroom implementation at various schools throughout the District. Steve also supports FFA and 4-H students, as well as students attending the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop in Tifton each year.

Steve also served on the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Board for eight years. He is a past GACD President as well as a two-term GACD Group 4 Vice-President.  While serving as GACD President, Steve was instrumental in the founding of the Supervisor Training Program, and has continued to volunteer his time to further enhance the program.

Steve’s passion has always been conservation. As partner and manager of Singletary Farms, Steve was named Conservationist of the Year in the 1960’s, and again in 1996.  With his experience and knowledge, he is a respected leader and mentor in his community.

Through all of these endeavors, Steve is most proud to serve as a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather to his three grandchildren.  Steve has been married to his wife, Liza, for 36 years, and has two daughters, Carol and Elizabeth.

Supervisor Steve Singletary has spent a lifetime working with and for the people, and continues to be an asset to his local community and beyond.  His unwavering commitment and leadership are vital to the protection of natural resources in his local community, the Lower Flint River Basin, and the entire state of Georgia.

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District congratulates Mr. Steve Singletary on his induction into the GACD Hall of Fame!