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 6:30 p.m. at the Delaware Soil and Water office unless otherwise noted. 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 to be added to our board meeting agenda. Official Meeting Schedule

Board of Supervisors 2024: Sue Cunningham (Board Chair), Brian Skinner, Mike Hope, Dan Lane, and Randy Leienberger


Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District Staff

Scott Stephens, District Administrator Susan Kuba, Deputy Administrator &
Fiscal Services Coordinator
Bret Bacon, Deputy Administrator &
Resource Conservation Program Coordinator
Matt Lanum, Deputy Administrator &
Resource Conservation Project Coordinator
Matt Stooksbury, Resource Conservationist Joey Hurford, Resource Conservationist
Vacant, Resource Conservationist Rebecca Longsmith, Resource Conservationist/GIS Technician
Matthew Kidd, Resource Conservationist Bob Sherman, Resource Conservationist
Jason VaughnResource Conservationist Mike HollingsworthResource Conservationist
Julie Watson-AblesResource Conservationist Blake HolderResource Conservationist
Austin Schauer, Resource Conservationist Sarah KiddCommunications & Outreach Coordinator
Darrla Vaughn, Administrative Assistant  

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Staff

Eliezer OrtizDistrict Conservationist