The Wayne SWCD (Soil and Water Conservation District) is governed by five board members that are elected from the populous of Wayne County. Each board member serves a three year term as public officials and serve without pay. They are protected from liability by laws which indemnify all SWCD supervisors from personal liability in any civil actions arising from involvement with the SWCD. Board members provide locally led input and guidance to the programs and services provided by the Wayne SWCD. Staff provide the daily services and programs on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.
OFSWCD announces 2020-21 officers
Matt Peart, Wayne SWCD supervisor, assumed the role of the president
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD) is pleased to announce the officer slate for 2020-21 as confirmed by the OFSWCD Board and Delegates.
During the Annual Conservation Partnership Meeting, held virtually this year, Matt Peart, a Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Supervisor, assumed the role of the President. Other officers are: Jeff Duling, a Putnam SWCD Supervisor, 1st Vice President; Samantha Steiner, a Warren SWCD Supervisor, 2nd Vice President; Dave Anspach, a Clermont SWCD Supervisor, Secretary-Treasurer; and, Bob Short, a Williams SWCD Supervisor, who completed his two-year role as President, Past President.
This meeting brought together hundreds of conservation leaders throughout the state, including Supervisors and staff from Ohio’s 88 county SWCDs, and staff from the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Service.
As newly elected President Peart, a first-generation farmer from West Salem, took the helm of the organization, he offered the following comments, “It is not one person, committee or game plan that makes the difference. It is a team with the same heart and the same goals that will make an impact and a difference for the betterment of conservation in Ohio.”
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.
Wayne SWCD Board of Supervisors
Left to Right:
Matt Peart, Secretary
Dustin Ramsier, Fiscal Agent
John Redick, Vice Chairman
Scott Stoller, Public Relations
Jeff Gochnauer, Chairman
Wayne SWCD Staff
Left to Right:
Rob Kastner, Water Management Engineer
Kathy Burley, Secretary
Taylor Noble, Water Resources Specialist
Trish Nuskievicz, District Program Administrator (DPA)
Stacey Hiller, Administrative Assistant
Kelly Riley, Education Specialist
(The NRCS office is no longer housed together with Wayne SWCD)
They are located with the FSA office at 2375 Benden Drive in Wooster.