Monday, October 15, 2012

4 Candidates for Board of Supervisors

On Tuesday October 23rd, the Guernsey Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding their 70th annual meeting and banquet.  Every year the GSWCD holds an annual meeting for the purpose of electing members to the five member board that comprises the board of supervisors for the district.  This year there will be two members elected to a three-year term.  Here are the four people running for the board:

Bill Bertram
Bill and his wife, Shirley, live in Londonderry Township. They have two children. Bill was born and raised in Guernsey County.   He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree   in Horticulture. Formerly employed in NE Ohio by the Farm Credit Agency, he returned to Guernsey County  to take over managing the family farm from his father,  and established Bertram’s Orchard. His father received  a conservation award from the district, and the sign still hangs proudly at the orchard.
Bill serves on the board of directors for several area Farmer’s Markets. He and his family attend Oak Grove Baptist church. He has served on the Advisory Committee of Harrison/Belmont Vocational school in Cadiz, where he also substitute teaches. He also substitutes in East Guernsey School District.

Myron Dellinger
Myron lives in Jackson Twp with his wife, Joyce. He has an associate degree from the College of Advance Traffic in Chicago. He served in the US Army with E-4 rank, and retired after 45 years in industrial transportation management and logistics consulting, giving him experience in business/budget management.

Myron is a master gardener, and has been awarded several honors including runner up Ohio MGV of the year. He is also an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, and is on the Guernsey County Extension advisory committee.
Myron is an avid hunter, fisherman, and camper. He has volunteered for the district for the past 3 years, being awarded the Co-operator of the Year by the district in 2011.

Roy Landstrom 
Roy was born in Quincy, MA. He served in the army as a game warden at Ft Jackson, SC. He holds a masters in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology from UMass. He retired from the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a biologist.
In 1990, he and his wife, Nancy, moved from their farm in Oregon to Spencer Twp, where they live today.
Roy has been teaching concealed carry for the past 8 years. He writes occasionally for the Jeffersonian. He now serves as the secretary of the Guernsey Sportsmans Club.
He is involved in volunteer work, and has helped with the district’s conservation camp for several years.

Harry "Mac" Patterson
Mac was born in Pennsylvania, and raised from age threeon a farm near Winterset, where he graduated from Madison High School. He attends Center UM Church.He now resides in Liberty Township, and has three grown children.
Mac is retired from 42 years in the construction industry, having been a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers.
For 26 years, he served in a supervisory capacity, where he learned about the soil types of Ohio, and oversaw installation of erosion control on the construction sites.
He is a member of the Eagles, Moose, Scottish Rite, Masons, and Shriners.

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