Become a Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner

Become a Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner

…and have a positive impact on Iowa’s land and people.

Leadership is needed for soil and water conservation now more than ever! Commissioners are the first to receive updates on policy and programs impacting conservation and agriculture and have the opportunity to influence soil and water conservation at the local state and federal level.

Click HERE to download a 2 page sheet on becoming a Commissioner, which includes a step by step guide to running.

Click HERE for your local soil and water conservation district’s contact information.  Contact the district to see if there is a commissioner vacancy in your county.

Click HERE for the contact information to your county election office.

Click HERE to download an Affidavit of Candidacy. Complete, have notarized and submit locally to the County Commissioner of Elections no later than 5PM on the 69th day before the general election, August 31, 2016.

Click HERE to download a Nomination Petition for Non –Partisan Offices. Complete, obtain 25 signatures from residents in your county and submit locally to the County Commissioner of Elections no later than 5PM on the 69th day before the general election, August 31, 2016.

Click HERE for a link to Iowa Code 161A which empowers and explains the work conducted by districts and commissioners.

Click HERE to download a template press release.

Click HERE to download a brochure on becoming a Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner.

Articles:

Practical Farmer of Iowa Blog, Make an Impact: Participate in Your Soil and Water Conservation District

Iowa Corn Growers Insider: ICGA Members Lead as Soil and Water Conservation Commissioners