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’ board meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Delaware Soil and Water office unless otherwise noted below. Board meetings are open to the public to attend. If you have a specific concern or topic of conversation to discuss, please contact the office at (740) 363-1931 to be added to our board meeting agenda.

  • December’s Board Meeting will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, December 14th, at Berkshire Township Hall (1454 Rome Corners Road, Galena) beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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

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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

Julie Watson-Ables, Resource Conservationist

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Staff

Denise Shafer, District Conservationist

Chris Elliott, Soil Conservationist