Beginning Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, the Coles County Soil & Water Conservation District will be accepting nominations for three positions on the Board of Directors.
Directors serve a two-year term on the SWCD Board, attend monthly board meetings, and serve on committees. They also review, monitor, and supervise the finances, office personnel, and workload of the SWCD. As time allows, directors are to represent the SWCD at local, regional, state, and national conservation-affiliated organizations, events and meetings.
The governing body of the SWCD consists of five elected Directors. Their purpose is to carry-out in the public’s interest the control and prevention of soil erosion and water pollution. The Directors willingly give of their time to decide what natural resource and agriculture issues in Coles County need to be addressed, what action will be taken, and who is responsible for getting the work done. It is their duty to approve the budget for all funds, approve all payments made by the District, and provide for an annual audit. They are also responsible for personnel management including: job descriptions, performance standards, policies, and benefits while providing direction, motivation, and guidance.
Nominees are required to prove eligibility (proof of residency or land ownership within the boundaries of Coles County) by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17th, 2017, at the Coles Co. SWCD office at 6021 Development Drive, Ste. 2 in Charleston, IL. For more information about the duties and responsibilities, call the office at 217 345-3901 ext. 3.