This year, the Meeker Soil & Water Conservation District has three Supervisor positions up for election. SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election which will take place November 8, 2016. Candidates are elected county wide but must reside in one of the nomination districts up for election. The nominating districts and candidates running for election this year include:
Greg Jans – Nominating District 1 including the townships of Union Grove, Manannah, Swede Grove and Harvey.
Robert Schiefelbein – Nominating District 2 including the townships of Forest Prairie, Forest City, Kingston and North Kingston.
Fred Behnke (incumbent) and Sidney Willson – Nominating District 4 including the townships of Acton, Litchfield and Darwin.
SWCDs are special purpose units of government that manage and direct natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work in both urban and rural settings to carry out a program for the conservation, use, and development of soil, water, and related resources. SWCD Supervisors serve four year terms and meet monthly, discussing the business of the SWCD, distributing state grant allocations to landowners, setting conservation priorities and coordinating conservation efforts with other local units of government and state agencies. SWCD Supervisors are not paid a salary; however, they do receive compensation for attending meetings and are reimbursed for expenses.
To learn more about the SWCD, please visit additional pages of our Website.
Remember to vote for SWCD Supervisor at the November 8 election.