Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor elections setFrom Staff Reports
Are you interested in representing your county by serving on a soil and water conservation district board?
On Nov. 6, nonpartisan elections will be held on the general ballot to elect Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors in 86 counties in Georgia. District supervisors serve as unpaid state officials who represent their counties in support of soil and water conservation activities.
Typical supervisor duties include:
• Working with landowners and developers to implement soil and water conservation measures on land disturbance sites and agricultural lands.
• Distributing information about natural resource conservation programs to youth and adults.
• Conducting public demonstrations for best land management practices.
• Serving on NRCS Local Work Groups to set funding priorities for federally supported programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
• Reviewing ‘Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plans’ for land disturbing activities.
• Administering and participating in conservation programs undertaken by the State of Georgia and partner agencies.
To qualify for the position, the candidate must complete a nomination petition with 25 signatures from registered voters in his or her county. Nominating petitions for candidates will be accepted until noon on Friday, May 25, by the county Elections Superintendent. Eligible candidates must be a registered voter of the county in which he or she runs. A person cannot hold another elected office in Georgia and also serve as an elected Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor. The term of office for a supervisor is four years.
Visit the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission’s homepage www.gaswcc.georgia.gov and click on “2012 District Supervisor Elections” to print a nomination petition, read the frequently asked questions - FAQs, and view a step-by-step guide to qualifying for a position. For more information, call 706-552-4470.