Podcast Ep. 16 - Dennis Lewiston, Retired Jefferson County Director

43 years is a long time to do anything, and Dennis Lewiston spent that long working in county conservation, spending 37 of those years in Jefferson County alone. 

The wealth of knowledge that these long-serving leaders bring really is astounding and that's why I do this podcast. I've said repeatedly that we're playing the long game in our professions. Yet for those of us in the trenches, those of us with half a career ahead of us, it's easy to get lost in the day-to-day grind. But as guests like Dennis Lewiston show us, the years go by fast. You wake up one day and realize four decades have passed. That, I think, is something we need to keep in mind to help us stay motivated and do the work that future generations need us to do. 

This interview was recorded back in mid-2020, well before my plans to start this podcast. Then, I just wanted to capture the institutional knowledge leaving the CCB system and I recorded those early interviews by whatever means I could cobble together. Thus the less-than-studio-quality sound. Nevertheless, Dennis brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to this interview. I hope you get as much from it as I have.


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