Bob Short, a Williams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Supervisor, assumed the role of the Second Vice President for the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District during the recent OFSWCD annual meeting held in Columbus. 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. The event focused on the theme “Built on Strength, Sustained with Passion.”
“I am extremely honored and excited to receive the vote of the OFSWCD Delegates to serve as Second Vice President for the OFSWCD,” said Short. “I believe in this organization and the diverse array of services each district provides. I am also eager to help address natural resources challenges like water quality and nutrient management throughout the state,” concluded Short.
During the annual meeting, the OFSWCD Officer slate was completed to consist of President Kris Swartz (Wood), Harold Neuenschwander (Holmes), 2nd Vice President Short (Williams), Sec.-Treasurer Jack Hazelbaker (Adams), and Past President Joe Glassmeyer (Clermont).
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.