Candidates sought for Conservation District supervisor

Sep 13, 2018

Rockport — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, whose mission is to provide assistance to the community in conservation of land and water resources, has openings on its five-member Board of Supervisors. The volunteer board, which is responsible for guiding the district’s business affairs and operations, comprises three elected and two appointed supervisors, who serve overlapping three-year terms. This year the district is seeking nominations for one appointed and two elected positions.

Anyone interested in 1) running for the office of supervisor, 2) being considered for an appointed position, or 3) voting in the election must be a registered voter within the boundaries of the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. Candidates need have only an interest in conservation and a willingness, at a minimum, to participate in a monthly board meeting at the district office in Rockport.

For appointed positions, the Knox-Lincoln SWCD Board of Supervisors submits up to three names of interested individuals to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, which chooses the appointee. To run for an elected position, a candidate must submit a nomination paper signed by 25 Knox and/or Lincoln County residents.

In addition, the SWCD Board welcomes associate supervisors, nonvoting members appointed by the board, who may have an interest in the general activities of the district or a specific area of interest or expertise to share.

Nomination papers, appointee forms and ballots may be obtained by contacting the district office. Completed appointment or election documents must be received at the district office by 4 p.m. Oct. 15, after which candidates will be posted on the district's website, knox-lincoln.org/supervisor-elections. Ballots must be received at the district office no later than 4 p.m. Nov. 21, and will be counted at the monthly board meeting on that date.

To receive nomination papers, appointee forms or a ballot, or for more information, contact Election Superintendent Hildy Ellis at 893 West St. (Route 90) in Rockport, 596-2040 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org.

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