The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD) is pleased to announce the officer slate for 2015-16 as confirmed by the OFSWCD Board and Delegates. During the Annual Conservation Partnership Meeting, “Built on Strength, Sustained with Passion,” held in Columbus, Kris Swartz, a Wood Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Supervisor, assumes the role of the President. Harold Neuenschwander, a Holmes SWCD Supervisor, assumes the role of 1st Vice President. Bob Short, a Williams SWCD Supervisor, assumes the role of 2nd Vice President. Jack Hazelbaker, an Adams SWCD Supervisor, assumes the Secretary-Treasurer role. And, Joe Glassmeyer, a Clermont SWCD Supervisor, who completed his two-year role as President will now assume the Past President role. This meeting brought together nearly 500 conservation leaders throughout the state, including Supervisors and staff from Ohio’s 88 county SWCDs, agency and staff from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Ohio State University, and many more.
“I am extremely honored and excited to assume the role of President for this organization and to work so closely with these fine gentlemen,” said Swartz. “We have many resources challenges facing us and I am confident that our leadership will step up to address these issues head on and seek to strengthen our programming to help land owners, businesses and so many more improve water quality and positively impact our land,” concluded Swartz.
The OFSWCD is a non-profit organization providing support and assistance to Ohio’s 88 county Soil and Water Conservation Districts. County SWCDs provide a variety of conservation related assistance and programs to landowners and user’s of Ohio’s working lands — working hard to keep soils productive and waters clean throughout the state of Ohio.
For more information on the OFSWCD, please contact Mindy Bankey, CEO at (614)784.1900.