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NWF Honors Florida’s Jomar Floyd with National Conservation Youth Leader Award

"From organizing sustainability projects on campus to lobbying the state legislature and Congress, Jomar has emerged as a leader from his alma mater Florida A&M University."

The National Wildlife Federation is honoring Jomar Floyd of Florida with its prestigious National Conservation Youth Leader Award. Floyd was presented with the award at the National Wildlife Federation’s 79th Annual Meeting on March 28, 2015, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The Youth Leader Award recognizes the special conservation achievements of youth leadership from the NWF affiliate ranks.
 
"Jomar’s long-standing contributions to the National Wildlife Federation, our state affiliate the Florida Wildlife Federation, and Florida A&M University, serve as a model for how to successfully and meaningfully engage youth leaders in the conservation movement beyond their academic years," said Collin O’Mara, president and chief executive officer of National Wildlife Federation.
 
From organizing sustainability projects on campus to lobbying the state legislature and Congress, Jomar has emerged as a leader from his alma mater Florida A&M University and within his community. Jomar is one of the founding members of the Florida YES (Youth Environmental Sustainability) Coalition, which works to develop youth leaders in the Southeast. Jomar has lobbied with student leaders across FL for the promotion of renewable energy investments and the Student Green Energy Fund for state colleges and public universities in Florida.
 
Since then, Jomar has gone on to co-chair NWF’s Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) since 2012; which is supported by the NWF’s Emerging Leaders Initiative- a young professional leadership program for post-graduates between the ages of 21—35 that’s engaging, empowering and expanding a network of young professional leaders who support the work and mission of NWF.

A former youth delegate of the Young Leaders Assembly that convened during NWF’s 75th Annual Meeting, and was selected for this year’s NWF’s Emerging Leaders Fellowship for 2014-15. He is also a former student chapter leader/current member of I.D.E.A.S (Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions), a nonprofit organization (founded by student leaders in FL) which was the recipient of Florida Wildlife Federations’ 2011 Conservation Organization of the Year Award.

Jomar currently works for the Manatee County government in Bradenton, FL. He is a 4-H Youth Program Specialist for the Manatee County 4-H Foundation/Youth Development Program (ages 8-18). In his role, he establishes relationships with community volunteers, provides accounting and financial reporting of 4-H Foundation, and provides clerical support for city/county events hosted by Manatee County 4-H program. He is currently learning new skills in areas of program development and fundraising for community youth to partake in leadership development and educational enrichment opportunities.

National Wildlife Federation’s Annual Meeting recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the organization’s conservation efforts and works to create solutions to protect America’s water, air, and wildlife habitat for future generations.







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