This year, the Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District has three Supervisor positions up for election. SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election which will take place Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Candidates are elected county-
wide, but must reside in one of the nomination districts up for election. The candidates running for election this year include Greg Jans (District 1), Robert -Schiefelbein (District 2), and Fred Behnke (District 4). All are incumbents.
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 our web site at http://www.meekerswcd.com.
Remember to vote for SWCD Supervisor at the Nov. 3 election.