Filing period for 86 conservation district director positions opens May 1

Citizens interested in running for the position of conservation district board member may file from May 1-14, 2015. Eligible candidates must complete a Notification and Declaration of Candidacy form. Forms are also available at local conservation district offices.

An eligible candidate is a registered voter within the boundaries of the conservation district and has entered or will enter into a Cooperator Agreement with the conservation district. Local elections will be held on June 2, 2015 in every district where two or more candidates have filed. Polling places will be determined at the close of filing period.

Conservation district boards are made up of five directors responsible for setting the conservation priorities within their district. Three members are elected by registered votes within the district boundaries and two are appointed by OCC upon recommendation by the district board.

For further information about conservation district board member elections, please contact Kim Tweed or your local conservation district office.