Ag News

Flint River Conservation District names Campis project director

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District (FRSWCD) has hired 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 the University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences with a degree in agriscience and environmental systems in 2013 and received her master’s in public policy from Georgia State University in 2016. She comes to the FRSWCD with a passion for conservation.

“I’m excited to be involved in the impactful projects that the Flint River Soil & Water Conservation District has spearheaded and drastically grown over the last several years,” Campis said. “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,” said FRSWCD Chairman Marty McLendon. “We look forward to expanding our impact with her on the team.”

A Georgia native, Campis lives in Americus.

“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 to learn more about the district.