The SWCD is governed by a five member, publicly elected Board of Supervisors. They are elected to a three year term with no term limit.
Bob Gehres, Dick Rice, Craig Pohlman, Dave Kemler, Darryl Ricketts
A district supervisor for the SWCD is elected to represent the citizens of the county in carrying out a good resource management program. The job of a supervisor is to:
* Establish sound policies and priorities concerning the work to be accomplished
* Meet at least monthly as a board, usually held the second Wednesday of each month, and participate in district activities
* Hire employees to carry out the daily work load of the District
* Manage all funds, facilities, and equipment belonging to the District
* Report to the public concerning resource conservation needs
The Van Wert SWCD plays a vital role in the agriculture community. It demands the attention and leadership abilities of the supervisor. Although this is an unpaid position, the reward is the satisfaction of making a valuable contribution to the future welfare of the district, state, and nation.
Contact the office if you are interested in becoming a supervisor !