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Cuyahoga SWCD Supervisor Election

SUPERVISOR ELECTION

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District Election Notice

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will hold an election of Supervisors of the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals who own or occupy land within Cuyahoga County and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor(s).

There are 3 ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

  • At the SWCD office - (3311 Perkins Avenue, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44114) from September 20 to October 19 during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.); or

  • Mail in Voting - from September 20 until October 12, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office by phone (216/524-6580, ext. 1000) or email thaendiges@cuyahogaswcd.org; or

  • At the Annual Meeting - held on Tuesday, October 19, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Bay Lodge, 492 Bradley Road, Bay Village.

Note: Ballots must be returned, by mail or in person, to the office no later than 3 p.m. on October 19, 2021. Cuyahoga SWCD's address is 3311 Perkins Avenue, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44114.


Two Supervisors will be elected to a three‐year term commencing January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2024.


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Mike Jirousek

I seek the opportunity to utilize my managerial and environmental experience to further the objectives of the Cuyahoga SWCD, serving as an elected Supervisor. I formerly served as the Manager responsible for all Air and Water permitting and compliance programs for 24 fossil and nuclear electric generation power plants across five States for FirstEnergy, Directing the activities of 26 professionals, we worked closely with plant staff to help them understand what was needed, optimize operations, maintain compliance and further stewardship activities. We routinely collaborated with regulators, legislators and the public, as well as all levels within Corporate to develop and further our environmental programs. Over a 40 year career with FirstEnergy, I also wore many other hats including Eastlake Plant production engineer, line truck fleet maintenance supervisor, environmental liaison for their lobby, and in coal procurement, but my career began and ended in Environmental Services.

My educational background includes a BA in Economics and Environmental from John Carroll Univ., and a MS in Environmental Management from U Findlay.

A life-long resident of North-East Ohio, I hope I can assist the SWCD in its efforts to protect and restore our soil and water resources.

Caroline Kelemen

Caroline Kelemen is seeking a second term on the Board of Supervisors for Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District.

Caroline is a water resources engineer whose interest in water and the environment started in Cuyahoga County. After graduating with a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University, Caroline returned home to Northeast Ohio.

Since then, they have been involved in many projects to protect the region’s water and soil resources, such as stormwater master planning, erosion assessments and water quality and quantity testing.

As an avid hiker and Appalachian Trail through hiker, Caroline has many great experiences in the outdoors and wants to ensure a welcoming environment so more people can share similar experiences.

Anton Krieger

Anton Krieger - an adjunct professor at Notre Dame College teaching in the Public Relations Department - discovered his passion for protecting our watersheds during his race for North Royalton City Council in 2019. Since his campaign, Anton has continued his engagement with the public - listening to concerns about flooding, land conservancy, and water quality.

Anton’s involvement with watershed health led him to the Rocky River Watershed Council. He was quickly elected as a board member and now serves on three committees: Conservation & Technical, East Branch, and Development & Fundraising. In his role as chairman of the Development & Fundraising committee, Anton has begun a robust fundraising effort. This includes diversifying the Council’s revenue through pursuing philanthropic grants.

Anton holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Cleveland State University with a dual specialization in economic development and city management. During his Master’s, Anton studied the importance of green infrastructure and land conservation in future city planning efforts in Cuyahoga County.

Anton Krieger is now asking for your vote to help communities view watershed health as an essential issue and not an afterthought.

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