Our mission is to bring people, government agencies, and private interests together to manage the natural resources and environmental challenges of Delaware County and the state of Ohio.

The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District, located in Delaware County, Ohio, is an independent subdivision of the state of Ohio and governed by a locally elected Board of Supervisors. The District, associated with the Ohio Department of Agriculture-Division of Soil and Water Conservation, receives funding with local tax dollars that are matched by the state.

Board of Supervisors (Public-elected officials)

The Board of Supervisors’ 2021 monthly meeting schedule:

January 19 at 4 p.m.

February 16 at 7 p.m.

March 16 at 7 p.m.

April 20 at 7 p.m.


May 18 at 7 p.m.

June 15 at 7 p.m.

July 20 at 7 p.m.

August 17 at 7 p.m.


September 28 at 7 p.m.

October 19 at 7 p.m.

November 16 at 7 p.m.

December 21 at 7 p.m.

Board of Supervisors 2021: Sue Cunningham, Dan Lane, Mike Hope, Ted Colflesh, Charlie Reffitt

board of supervisors


The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) has made several changes, in response to the COVID-19 situation, to protect the health and safety of the people we serve, our employees, and the community.  Beginning on Friday, November 20, 2020, the Delaware SWCD office will be closed to the general public until further notice. Should the general public wish to attend a regularly scheduled board meeting, please contact the office at 740-363-1921 to make the necessary arrangements.

Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District Staff

Bret Bacon, Resource Conservation Program Coordinator

Daniel Barr, Resource Conservationist

Cody Beery, Resource Conservationist

Bonnie Dailey, Deputy Administrator

Joe Eads, Resource Conservationist

Kristin Hilson, Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Mike Hollingsworth, Resource Conservationist

Joey Hurford, Resource Conservationist

Susan Kuba, Fiscal Services Coordinator

Matt Lanum, Resource Conservation Project Coordinator

Rebecca Longsmith, Resource Conservationist/GIS Technician

Bob Sherman, Resource Conservationist

Scott Stephens, District Administrator

Jason Vaughn, Resource Conservationist

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Staff

Denise Shafer, District Conservationist

Chris Elliott, Soil Conservationist