Thursday, September 10, 2015

Candidates for Guernsey SWCD board sought

A Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor is.....
A respected community leader, elected by county residents to represent them in charting the course for local soil and water conservation and natural resource management.
District Boards of Supervisors guide the district, its staff, and cooperating agencies in efforts to implement a conservation program in the county that addresses management and conservation of soil, water, and related resources.  Supervisors should have a sincere interest in conservation, and must have the enthusiasm, dedication, and time to serve expected of an elected official.  
District supervisors are elected to a three-year term of office and serve without pay.  Necessary expenses, e.g. travel to meetings, are covered by the SWCD.
Districts are protected from liability by a state law passed in 1988 which indemnifies all SWCD supervisors from personal liability in any civil actions arising from his/her involvement with the SWCD.

.….interested in running for the Guernsey Soil & Water Conservation District Board?
Any resident 18 years of age or older who resides within the county of the election can seek election to the SWCD board of supervisors.
Interested individuals may stop by the office at 335C Old National Rd, Old Washington, Ohio, or call 740-489-5276 to request a nomination petition form.  Potential candidates need to secure at least 10 signatures from residents or property owners in Guernsey County and submit the petition to the district by the close of business day, Tuesday, September 23rd.   Candidates meeting the eligibility requirements and deadline will be listed on the ballot for the special election, which will take place on October 28th at the Mr. Lee’s restaurant in Cambridge.

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