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EOT SWCD Supervisor Position Open For District I

EOT SWCD Supervisor Position Open For District I

August 02, 2022 by

Due to the recent passing of Dennis Reynolds, East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (EOT SWCD) District I Supervisor, the EOT SWCD is looking for candidates that are concerned about water quality and soil erosion and are interested in serving their community to fill this position for the remainder of Dennis’s term (Jan 2024) through board appointment according to state statute.

Supervisors play an important role in how our community deals with a wide variety of resource management issues, including wetlands, water quality, soil erosion, ground water, and forestry. Serving as a supervisor is a terrific opportunity for people who want a voice in how we manage our soil and water resources.

SWCDs are special purpose units of government that are a primary source of conservation information, support, and program management for private landowners and other local units of government. They are the technical experts that understand their specific communities’ needs and help landowners navigate conservation programs from start to finish. An elected board of Supervisors governs each of Minnesota’s 88 SWCDs and helps to direct conservation programs, such as the State Cost-Share Program, Irrigation Scheduler, Watershed Planning and various lake shore programs.  
SWCD boards set overall policy and long-term objectives for their district and work with the SWCD staff to see that policies and plans are implemented. Supervisors meet monthly to discuss the business of the SWCD, including state grant allocations, financial assistance to landowners, district conservation priorities, coordination with other local units of government and state agencies, and legislative priorities. Supervisors do not receive a salary, although they do receive compensation for attending meetings and are reimbursed for expenses.

Potential candidates must reside in EOT SWCD District I, which includes Candor, Dead Lake, Dora, Edna, Hobart and Star Lake Townships.

If you are interested in serving as the EOT SWCD District I Supervisor you can get more information by contacting Darren Newville, EOT SWCD Manager, by calling the office at (218) 346-9105.

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