Richland Soil and Water

Board Supervisors

Brian Alt — Jackson Township — Black Fork Watershed — Chairman

Robert McConkie, Jr.  Jefferson Township Clear Fork Watershed - Secretary

Fred Cooke Plymouth Township Black Fork Watershed — Treasurer

Lanny Hopkins  Jackson Township Black Fork Watershed — Vice Chairman

Jean McClintock — Troy Township Clear Fork Watershed — At Large

Supervisor Login

The Board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m. and meetings are open to the public. The public is encouraged to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., District Director, for scheduling their time at the meeting and to obtain the District Board packet of action items. Please contact Erica for details. 

Richland Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors are publicly elected by a special general election. The Board of Supervisors create an annual and long-term plan of operation that supports the District's vision and are interested, conversation-minded, local leaders who promote conservation of the county's natural resources through education, planning and technical assistance which are key to the success of the District. Supervisors are elected to a three-year term as a public official and serve without pay. Supervisors advocate for the District, attend and participate in monthly board meetings, assist with District programs and services and attend area and state meetings.  

 

Election Legal Notice

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

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

1)  At the Richland SWCD office located at 1495 W. Longview Avenue, Suite 205 B, Mansfield Monday through Friday October 5 to November 2 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or until 12 noon on election day, November 3, 2022.

OR

2)  Voting absentee from October 5 until November 3, by requesting an election ballot from the Richland SWCD office at the following address 1495 West Longview Ave., Suite 205B Mansfield, OH 44906, by calling 419-747-8686 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Absentee ballots must be received in the Richland SWCD office by 12 noon, November 3, 2022.

OR                                                                  

3)  At the Richland SWCD Annual Celebration from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 3, 2022.

Supervisors will be elected to a three‐year term commencing January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2025.

Candidates:

 

Fred Cooke is from Shelby.

Occupation and/or Educational Background:   Retired ag teacher and farmer.  BA/MA in Agricultural Education from OSU. 

Why do you want to serve on the Richland SWCD Board?   To help improve the soil and water conditions in Richland County for both the agricultural and residential landowners. 

What does Conservation Mean to You?  Properly using soil and water to benefit of the county and the individuals and the environment pertaining to soil and water. 

Do you feel you can represent the interests of all citizens of Richland County and consider the Perspectives and Affected Parties when making a decision?   Yes

 

Nathan Neal is from Lexington.

Occupation and/or Educational Background:  I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major: Real Estate & Urban Analysis) from The Ohio State University.  I am a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Ohio.  Since 2004, I have been actively involved in the valuation of numerous property types including residential, multifamily, subdivisions, industrial, office, retail, and agricultural land.  In addition, I am also a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Ohio and specialize in commercial real estate including agricultural land.  

Why do you want to serve on the Richland SWCD Board? I believe that my experience will help fortify an already strong board of individuals.  Specifically, I believe my professional experience would be an additional asset for the Board and County.

What does Conservation Mean to You?  As an avid outdoorsman, I grew up with a strong love and respect for nature.  I believe we all play a role in preserving our natural resources, not only for this generation, but for those to come.  

Do you feel you can represent the interests of all citizens of Richland County and consider the Perspectives and Affected Parties when making a decision? Yes.

 

Mike Temple is from Lexington.

Occupation/Educational Background:  Livestock and Grain Farmer in southern     Richland county.  Graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dairy science in 1990.

What does Conservation Mean to You?  I always believe you need to leave things  better than you found them.  They are not still making land so lets take care of what we have.

Do you feel you can represent the interests of all citizens of Richland County and consider all perspectives and affected parties when making decisions?  Yes, I have experience in farm land and the home dwelling setting.

 

 

 
 

Staff

Erica Thomas — Director

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Dan Herrold —  MS4/Urban Technician

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Jordan Keller - Urban Technician

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Evan Stern - H2Ohio Stormwater Technician

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Theresa Sutter — Community Relations Coordinator

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Matt Wallace  Agriculture Technician

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419.747.8687

USDA-NRCS  (United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Jason Ruhl — District Conservationist

Jordan Miller-Soil Conservationist