Supervisor Elections

We are sorry to announce that due to concerns with Covid-19, the Wayne SWCD Board of Supervisors have decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting.

However, we will still hold our Annual Supervisor Election!! Absentee voting will begin September 23, 2020 in our office or by mail.


2020 Wayne SWCD Supervisor Election Candidate(s):

Jeff Gochnauer (running unopposed)

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