Washington Association of District Employes (WADE)

Welcome to WADE

WADE Mission Statement

The mission of the Washington Association of District Employees is to increase the effectiveness of conservation districts and their employees; foster a mutual partnership between conservation agencies, organizations, and associations through enhanced communication and professional improvement.

WADE Conference 2020

Employee of the Year

2020 forms


2019 Winner

Congratulations Kristen McCune on being the 2019 WADE Employee of the Year!

Kristen is responsible for coordinating education programming at King CD. She creates and delivers engaging presentations, mentors and oversees AmeriCorps members, and participates on the WA State Envirothon Committee. Her skillset expands beyond education, and she delivers presentations on a variety of topics including freshwater and marine shorelines, agriculture, and livestock.

Kristen serves on the Executive Board for the WA State Envirothon Committee. She plans the NW Regional competition every year and often helps coordinate the State competition. She is the WADE Track Coordinator for Education, Communication & Outreach (ECO) track and often presents on her innovative work.

Kristen exemplifies what it means to be a collaborative co-worker and dedicated public servant. Her team and other teams across the District respect and value Kristen as a co-worker and friend.

She engages with hundreds of community members and landowners each year at education events and tours. Her clear and concise language make her effective in delivering conservation messages.

Kristen is known for her initiative and dedication to creating useful and engaging work products. She gives 100% to every project and has a positive attitude about every task. Her creativity was showcased when she developed a new curriculum for freshwater shoreline landowners in urban areas. She paired down the lessons to 1-hour webinars, which she effectively delivers every month.

Kristen brings a positive, “can-do” attitude to every task and project. She is very upbeat and friendly to all who meet her.

Kristen McCune, WADE’s Employee of the Year!

Center for Technical Development (CTD)

WADE is partnering with the CTD to support District employees in a number of ways. Please visit their webpage to learn more about certification, training, quality assurance and more: