Supervisor Elections

Congratulations to Matt Peart and

Randy Tegtmeier on being elected to the

Wayne SWCD Board of Supervisors!!


Supervisor Election & Open House

With the past year being a little “different”, we decided this is the year to be “different”! To do our part in keeping our community, Staff and Supervisors safe and healthy during these interesting times, we are happy to announce our 74th Supervisor Election will take place with an open house at the Buckeye Ag Museum, 877 West Old Lincoln Way, Wooster on November 4, 2021 from 3:00-7:00p.m.

Mark your calendars for this great event! Supervisor Voting will take place from 3:30-6:30p.m. During this time, you can take a tour of the Ag Museum, visit with SWCD Staff while social distancing (masks optional as of 8/19/2021* with the possibility to change), we will also have the “Lucky Draw” raffle at the end of the evening (winner need not be present to win). You get to choose what items to put your tickets in for the raffle! Plus snacks and beverages!

This is a FREE event, so stop out, cast your vote for two (2) Supervisors for the Wayne SWCD Board from 3:30-6:30p.m., take a self-guided tour and grab some FREE snacks! If you are unable to attend the open house to vote, you can cast your ballot at the Wayne SWCD Office beginning Oct. 6 and until Noon the day of the election (Please see below for more Election details).

Supervisor Candidates


Matt lives in Congress Twp. and farms 450 acres organically in Wayne and Summit County for the past 32 years. He grows corn, soybeans, spelt, and hay and raises Angus cows. Conservation practices installed on the farms are filter strips, conservation tillage, contour strips and grass waterways.

Matt is the President of the State Association for the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD’s) and a State Representative to the National Association of SWCD’s. Matt is also a Farm Bureau and Organic Crop Improvement Association member. Matt and his wife Shari have four adult children.


Randy lives in Congress Twp. with his wife, Heather, and sons: Cody, Brock and Kade. He farms 1,000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, pumpkins and hay. Conservation practices installed are no till, crop rotation, strip cropping, grass waterways and cover crops. Randy is a certified crop advisor independent seed salesman and also a member of the Farm Bureau, Raritan's and attends Mohican Church of the Brethren.

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 3 ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

  • At the Wayne SWCD office during normal business hours, 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. beginning October 6, 2021 and until Noon on November 4, 2021.

  • Voting absentee from October 6, 2021 until November 4, 2021, 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 4, 2021;


  • At the Wayne SWCD Open House, which will take place at The Buckeye Agricultural Museum, 877 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster, on November 4, 2021 from 3:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.

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

Two (2) Supervisors will be elected to a three-year term commencing January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2024.

Nominee(s) are:

1.) Matthew Peart

2.) Randy Tegtmeier