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 3, 2020. 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:
Robert Schiefelbein – Nominating District 2 including the townships of Forest Prairie, Forest City, North and South Kingston.
Fred Behnke – Nominating District 4 including the townships of Acton, Litchfield, and Darwin.
Greg Jans - Nominating District 1 including the townships of Union Grove, Manannah, Swede Grove and Harvey.
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 3 election.