Your local source for natural resource management assistance.
We're here to help you with your conservation and natural resource needs.
The Washtenaw County Conservation District is a local agency of Michigan state government that assists Washtenaw County landowners and residents with the conservation and management of their natural resources.
With direct technical assistance or referrals to other experts, we're your local source for conservation and natural resource management.
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UPCOMING DISTRICT DIRECTOR ELECTIONS
If you are concerned about erosion, water quality, forestry or other conservation issues, then consider running for a Conservation District Director position. Two Director positions will be elected at the Washtenaw County Conservation District annual meeting, January 18, 2018 to serve a four-year term.
What do Conservation District Directors do? Conservation District Directors are locally elected public officials, responsible for the operation and management of the Conservation District. Directors develop policy, plans and programs which are carried out by district staff and other resource personnel, to assist local landowners with the management of their natural resources. Directors meet monthly; meet with elected officials to discuss District programs and funding needs; and represent the District at meetings of other organizations. Directors are not paid, but receive compensation for expenses related to attending meetings and other activities of the District.
Who can be a Director? Any resident of Washtenaw County who can vote in general elections is eligible to be a District Director. Interest in, and awareness of local conservation issues is important, and a desire to serve.
Director candidates must file a nominating petition, signed by at least five Washtenaw County residents, at least 60 days prior to the District annual meeting. Petitions are available from the Conservation District office and must be returned by November 20, 2017.
For additional information about the position of Conservation District Director or to obtain a nominating petition, contact the District Manager Ben Beaman at: (734) 205-0538 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Washtenaw County Conservation District 7203 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor MI 48103-9506 Phone: 734-761-6721 ext. 5 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
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