Our annual meeting is a time to review and celebrate a year of putting conservation on the ground and to recognize the people who helped us make conservation happen. It is also a time for Cuyahoga County residents and landowners to vote for candidates to fill any open spots on the board. This year we have four great candidates for one open board position. Check out their bios on our website.
Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Supervisor Elections are special elections, independent of a general election, conducted annually by the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission (OSWCC) pursuant to rules adopted under Chapter 119 and 940 of Ohio Revised Code. Each SWCD is administered by a five-member board of supervisors serving a three-year term. These Supervisors guide the staff and partnering agencies in efforts to implement conservation programs which address management and conservation of soil, water, and related resources. The Ohio Department of Agriculture staff, as official designated agents, oversee local SWCD supervisor elections, on behalf of the OSWCC.
HOW TO VOTE
At the Cuyahoga SWCD office - from October 12-November 10, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at 3311 Perkins Avenue, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44114. (free parking across the street on Perkins & E. 36th.)
Mail in voting - from October 12-November 3 by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from Cuyahoga SWCD by phone 216/503-0719, email firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.cuyahogaswcd.org/contact
At the Annual Meeting - Cuyahoga SWCD Annual Meeting - November 10 from 5:00 – 6:00p.m., Broadview Heights Recreation Center (Willow Room), 9543 Broadview Rd. Broadview Heights, OH 44147 MAP THIS
To cast a vote, eligible voters must be at least eighteen years of age at the time of the official election and be a resident or own land in Cuyahoga County. Voters shall register by placing their name, address, and additional information as deemed appropriate by the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission on the election application and election ballot.
After the voting concludes at 6pm, we will recognize several wonderful conservation partners and our local and state poster contest winners. Refreshments will be served, and the event will include a short presentation from a guest speaker.
The event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register today!!
Blog author: Jacki Zevenbergen, Stormwater Education Program Manager