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 is associated with the Ohio Department of Agriculture-Division of Soil and Water Conservation and funded with local tax dollars that are matched by the state.


Board of Supervisors (Public-elected officials)


The Board of Supervisors meets monthly and the 2018 schedule will be as follows:

January 16 at 5 pm

February 20 at 7 pm

March 20 at 7 pm

April 17 at 7 pm


May 15 at 7 pm

June 19 at 7 pm

July 17 at 7 pm

August 21 at 7 pm


September 25 at 7 pm

October 16 at 7 pm

November 20 at 7 pm

December 18 at 7 pm

Please note:  The December meeting will be held at the Oxford Township Hall, 5125 Shoemaker Road, Ashley, OH  43003.

(L to R) Steve Sheets, John Miller, Sue Cunningham, Dan Lane, Ted Colflesh


Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District Staff


Scott Stephens, District Administrator

Bonnie Dailey, Deputy Administrator

Susan Kuba, Fiscal Services Coordinator

Dona Rhea, Conservation Educator

Bret Bacon, Conservation Services Coordinator

Bob Sherman, Resource Conservationist

Daniel Barr, Resource Conservationist

Rebecca Longsmith, Resource Conservationist

Matt Lanum, Drainage Maintenance Field Supervisor

Joey Hurford, Drainage Maintenance Technician

Joe Eads, Drainage Maintenance Technician

Jason Vaughn, Drainage Maintenance Technician

Mike Hollingsworth, Drainage Maintenance Technician

Cody Beery, Drainage Maintenance Technician




USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Staff


Denise Shafer, District Conservationist

Sherri DeGraphenreed, Soil Conservationist