Supervisor Elections

Elected Officials Tour - Wayne SWCD and NRCS Staff and Supervisors showcase local projects to elected officials. Pictured are : Jeff LeFever, Senator Frank LaRose, Commissioners Jim Carmichael, Scott Wigham, and Ann Obrecht. Also Representative Ron Amstutz with Scott Stoller, Matt Peart, Duane Wood, Adam Liston and John Knapp.

2014 Photo Credit Kelly Riley- Wayne SWCD.

Looking for SWCD Supervisor Candidates, Wayne SWCD is seeking candidates for its Board of Supervisors. One supervisor will be elected at the 2021 Annual Meeting which will be held on November 4th, 2021. Board Supervisors guide the district, its staff, and cooperating agencies in efforts to implement conservation programs in the county that address management and conservation of soil, water, and related resources. Board members should have a sincere interest in conservation and must have the enthusiasm, dedication, and time to serve as elected officials. This is a volunteer position, but supervisors can be reimbursed for mileage & expenses (registration, lodging, meals, etc.) related to events involving soil & water professionals. What a potential supervisor needs to know: Candidate must be over 18 years old and a resident of Wayne County. This is a volunteer position and runs in 3-year terms. Board meetings are typically on the 2nd Tuesday of the month lasting between 1 to 2 hours. * Attendance at occasional outside meetings, events, or training is required. If you are interested in becoming a Board Supervisor for Wayne SWCD, please contact our office at (330) 363-5376.


Congratulations to Jeff Gochnauer on being re-elected to the Wayne SWCD Board of Supervisors!

Jeff lives in Green Twp. and farms 720 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and barley. He raises wean to finish hogs. Conservation practices used on the farm consist of grass buffer strips, grass waterways, no-till wheat barley and beans, soil testing and pre-side dress nitrogen testing. Jeff is a member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County and the Farm Bureau. Jeff and his wife, Sherri, have four children: Miriam, Noah, Emma and Leah.


Supervisor Election & Absentee Ballots

Legal Notice

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals who own or occupy land within the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor.

There are two (2) ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

  • Voting absentee from September 23, 2020 until November 5, 2020, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the Wayne SWCD office by mail at the following address: Wayne SWCD, 428 W. Liberty St., Wooster OH 44691; by calling the office at 330-263-5376; or email (All Absentee ballots must be received by noon in the Wayne SWCD office on November 5, 2020.)

  • At the Wayne SWCD office from October 23, 2020 until November 5, 2020 during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Place and return the election application and ballot in an official SWCD Election Ballot envelope provided by Wayne SWCD.

  • Eligible voters must complete a ballot application in its entirety for validation. Information provided will be used for the sole purpose of validating ballots.

One (1) Supervisor will be elected to a three-year term commencing January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023.

Nominee(s) are: 1.) Jeff Gochnauer