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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Meet the candidates for SWCD Board

  • This year the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District (BCSWCD) has three positions open for election.
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  • This year the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District (BCSWCD) has three positions open for election.
     
    BCSWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election which will take place Nov. 6.
    Candidates are elected countywide, but must reside in one of the nominating districts up for election. The nominating districts and candidates running for election this year include:
     
    District 1 seat is currently held by Dick Schroepfer who did not refile and will be retiring. Clem Windschitl filed for election. The District 2 seat is currently held by Erv Windschitl who did not file for relection and will be retiring after 30 years of service. Gary Rathman has filed for election. The District 4 seat is currently held by Jack Vogel who has re-filed for election.
     
    The Brown Soil & Water Conservation District is administered by five Supervisors.  They represent distinct districts within the area of Brown County.
     
    SWCD Supervisors serve four-year terms and meet monthly, discussing the business of the SWCD, distributing state grant allocations to landowners, setting conservation priorities, and coordinating conservation efforts with other local units of government and state agencies.  SWCD Supervisors are not paid a salary; however, they do receive compensation for attending meetings and are reimbursed for expenses.
     
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