Each fall Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District holds an election for one three-year position on the five-member Board of Supervisors. This year’s candidate for the open position of supervisor is Karin Rector of Camden.

Rector served on the board since November 2020, originally as a nonvoting Associate Supervisor and currently as a voting supervisor. She continues to be active through attending meetings and volunteering for the annual plant sale, youth activities and various office projects. Rector graduated from the University of Maine-Orono with a Bachelor of Science in education. She also holds a graduate-level certificate of literacy from USM. She taught middle school English and retired from Camden Rockport Elementary School in 2018 as a Title I educational technician, teaching reading and occasionally math. Prior to her years in education, she worked in publishing and advertising. She served on the Camden Conservation Commission from 1994 until June 2011, retiring as chair. While on the commission, she became knowledgeable in dendrology and natural area preservation. She received her Master Gardener Volunteer certification in 2019. She has grown vegetables and flowers for many years. She is a member of Maine Woodland Owners and owns a modestly sized woodland in Union with her husband. They run a small vineyard in Union as well. In 2014, Karin rejoined the Merryspring Nature Center board, having previously served as a trustee and officer from 1986-1995 Her special concerns are awareness of invasive species, erosion, and field preservation. She became an associate supervisor of the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District in 2020. She has lived in Camden since the 1970s, and her family has had a home in Union since the 1950s.

All registered voters in Knox and Lincoln counties are eligible to participate in the election. Eligible voters may download ballots and voter registration affidavits from the district website, knox-lincoln.org/board-of-supervisors, or receive a ballot in the mail by contacting the office at 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org. Ballots and voter registration affidavits must be mailed or hand-delivered to the district office at 893 West St., Rockport, ME 04856 and received by 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. Ballots will be counted Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the district’s monthly board meeting and election results will be published on the website. For more information, visit the website or call or email the office.