Brian Alt

Richland County Commissioner swears in Brian Alt to the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. (Submitted photo)

MANSFIELD -- Brian Alt and Robert McConkie Jr. were sworn into office as Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Supervisors on Tuesday by county Commissioner Cliff Mears.

Alt was re-elected to serve another three-year term. McConkie is beginning his first three-year term.

They join Fred Cooke, Lanny Hopkins and David Krichbaum as board supervisors.

The board elected Alt as chairman, Cooke as treasurer, Hopkins as secretary, Krichbaum as Vice Chairman and McConkie as At-Large.

Supervisors are elected by Richland County residents to serve three-year terms as unpaid public officials.

Robert McConkie Jr.

Richland County Commissioner swears in Robert McConkie Jr. to the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. (Submitted photo)

The board creates an annual and long-term plan of operation that protects the district’s mission and vision and are interested, conservation-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 advocate for the district; attend, and participate in monthly board meetings; assist with district programs and services, and attend area and state meetings.

The board meets the third Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. at 1495 W. Longview Ave., and the public is welcome to attend the meetings. If you wish to attend a meeting, please contact Richland SWCD Director Erica Thomas at Director@Richlandswcd.net or 419-747-8684.

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District develops, implements, and assists landowners, government agencies and its partners with a wide range of natural resource conservation programs.

Programs and assistance of the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District are available without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status.

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