U.S. Forest Service Honors Glenwood Pedlar Ranger District

Contact(s): Rebecca Robbins (540) 265-5173

(11/29/2018) Roanoke, Va – The U.S. Forest Service honored employees and partners for exemplary work, dedication and commitment in the Southern Region at the 2018 Regional Forester Honor Awards.
Acting Regional Forester Ken Arney and Deputy Regional Foresters Mary Morris, Frank Beum, and Acting Deputy Regional Forester Jan Davis presented the Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger District of the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests with the Diversity and Inclusiveness Award. Recipients include Lauren Stull, Daniel Wright, David Whitmore, John Donahue, Larry Shaw, Kathy Hall, Jonathan Wheeler, and Tina Southall. 

“It gives me great honor to recognize the outstanding achievements our employees have accomplished this year,” said Arney. “Working closely with our partners, volunteers, and other federal and state agencies allows us to accomplish many special projects.  I am pleased to recognize some of those groups today.”

“This award recognizes the success of the Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger District in recruiting and mentoring a diverse staff who work to carry out the Forest Service mission of Caring for the Land and Serving People,” said Joby Timm, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest Supervisor. “The District works with partner agencies like the Student Conservation Association and the Mt. Adams Institute VetWorks program to recruit and train diverse candidates as interns and seasonal staff.”
District Ranger Lauren Stull said “It was a privilege to see employees recognized with this award as an acknowledgement of their time and efforts in mentoring interns and new employees. Many interns have been appointed to competitive permanent positions with the Forest Service following their internships here.”
The Diversity and Inclusiveness Award recognizes contributions toward making the Forest Service an employer of choice by creating a fair, diverse, inclusive, and effective workplace.
Awards in 11 categories were presented to individuals and groups throughout the region, which includes 13 southern states and Puerto Rico. This year’s theme for the awards was “Investing in a Sustainable Future.”