DOUGLAS COUNTY SWCD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Let it be known that the Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an election for one supervisor in each of two different territories in the county on December 10, 2013. If you or someone you know owns a farm in Territory 1 (Buchanan, Spencer, Lincoln, Washington and Campbell Townships) or Territory 3 (Clay, Cass, McMurtrey, Campion, Brown and Jackson Townships), and meets the qualifications listed below may be considered as a candidate in the election. You may submit names for consideration to the nominating committees by contacting one of the committee members directly, or by contacting the Douglas County SWCD at 417-683-4816 Extension 3.
Supervisors of the district administer district policies and programs, district personnel, and cost-share funding made available by the one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soils and water sales tax. During fiscal year 2013, the district provided $505,039.48 of cost-share funds to assist the landowners with installing agricultural erosion control and water quality practices.
Nominating committees, to select qualified candidates for the election, have been established, including:
Territory 1- Buchanan, Spencer, Lincoln, Washington and Campbell Townships:
Territory 3- Clay, Cass, McMurtrey, Campion, Brown and Jackson Townships:
To be a candidate for the Soil and Water Conservation District election, a person shall be:
1. A land representative, and 2. A resident, tax-paying citizen within the SWCD for a minimum of two years preceding the election date, and 3. A cooperator of the district, defined as, “a person who is actively engaged in farming and practices conservation activities related to “agriculture”, and 4. Reside in or own a farm in the same territory where the nominating committee has responsibility Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation District RR 1, Box 50, Ava, MO 65608 417-683-4816 Extension 3 firstname.lastname@example.org.