CORTLAND - The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking residents interested in conservation issues and protection of natural resources to consider becoming a candidate to serve on the SWCD Board of Supervisors.
Mike Wilson of the SWCD said supervisors are volunteer public officials who govern the SWCD district. The supervisors hold monthly meetings at 8:30 a.m. on the third Friday of the month and also convene for special and emergency meetings throughout the year.
These five board members serve staggered three-year terms. There are two board positions up for election for the term beginning Jan. 1.
Any resident 18 years or older who resides within Trumbull County is eligible to seek election to the board.
Wilson said there are two ways to become a candidate for supervisor either by the nominating committee or by petition.
Candidates can be selected and placed on the ballot by the Trumbull SWCD nominating committee.
To be considered, submit a letter of interest with background to the Trumbull SWCD, Attention: Nominating Committee, 520 W. Main St., Suite 3, Cortland, OH 44410, by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The nominating committee may also hold interview sessions with those who submit a letter of interest to further review the supervisor duties and responsibilities.
The other option to be a candidate is through a petition process by submission of a petition with at least 10 signatures of electors by Sept. 7.
Petition forms are available at the Trumbull SWCD office, 520 W. Main St. in Cortland, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the week.
The special election of SWCD supervisors will occur on Oct. 12 at the SWCD offices.