Colquitt, Georgia — At the recent monthly meeting of the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District in Colquitt, the Board of Supervisors voted to hire Perri Campis as the District’s Project Director. Campis will provide direct support to the District’s Executive Director in project development, implementation, and management.
Campis graduated from University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Science with a degree in Agriscience and Environmental Systems in 2013 and received her master’s in Public Policy from the Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in 2016. She comes to the District with a passion for conservation.
“I’m excited to be involved in the impactful projects that the District has spearheaded and drastically grown over the last several years,” says Campis. “I’m most looking forward to learning from the innovative farmers and conservationists in the District and across the Southeast and can’t wait to contribute to the wonderful work being done.”
Campis has worked with various agricultural nonprofits across Georgia in project development and management, and most recently directed a USDA 2501 grant focused on organic peanut production in Georgia as Farmer Services Coordinator at Georgia Organics. She brings extensive event planning experience and organizational skills to her new role. Campis has led projects focused on health insurance access and affordability for farmers, and assisted in program evaluation and reporting for various USDA grants.
“Perri’s knowledge, experience, and passion for conservation will serve as a tremendous asset for the District,” says Chairman Marty McLendon. “We look forward to expanding our impact with her on the team.”
A Georgia native, Campis relocated to Fitzgerald, Georgia from Atlanta in early 2018 to focus on the organic peanut project. This year, Campis moved to Americus, Georgia where she currently resides.
“Southwest Georgia is one of the most important places to be not just in the state, but in the world, for agriculture and conservation efforts,” says Campis.
The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District encompasses nine counties in Southwest Georgia and is comprised of farmers, landowners, and community leaders that are dedicated to the conservation, wise use, and protection of natural resources in the Flint River Basin.
Visit flintriverswcd.org to learn more about the District.