Election Notice

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code.  Individuals who own or occupy land within the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor.

There are 3 ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

  1. At the SWCD office from August 3, 2022-September 1st, 2022 during normal business hours from 8am to Noon & 1pm to 5pm; or
  2. At the SWCD Annual Meeting, which will take place at the Duke-Lundgard Building on the Miami County Fairgrounds on September 1st from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.; or
  3. Voting absentee begins August 3rd, 2022 by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at the following address 1330 N. County Road 25A; Ste. C; Troy OH 45373, by calling 937‐335‐7645, or email info@miamiswcd.org.   Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD office by 4pm, September 1st, 2022.

One (1) Supervisor will be elected to a three‐year term commencing January 1st, 2023 and ending December 31st, 2025.

Nominees are:

TIM BYRD

Tim Byrd, a resident of Newton Township, lives on 70 acres along St. Rt 48 that has been in his family for 7 generations.  He and Kris, his wife of 40 years, also have about 35 acres in Newberry Township.  Tim worked on both pieces of property, but is now retired from farming, but he also spent 20 years of his ‘off the farm’ working life employed by first, Montgomery SWCD, then Darke SWCD and ending his Soil and Water career at Shelby SWCD, then spending 10 years working for the Village of Pleasant Hill.

He and Kris have two children, a son and daughter, and three grandchildren, two girls and a boy.

Asked why he’d consider serving as Miami SWCD Supervisor, he responded that because he knew the good work they do, he wanted to help them continue to doing so.

 

DONALD HIEGEL

Don is a current SWCD Supervisor and has lived on the same farm in Elizabeth Township for over 50 years, and it has bee

n in his family since 1918 and the farm is now listed as a Century Farm.  Don’s 75% retired from farming with more than 60 years under his belt.  He continues to farm with his son, son-in-law and grandson on around 1600 acres. He has 2 children, 6 grandkids and 6 great grandkids.

When asked why he’d like to continue as Supervisor, he responded that he remains interested in conservation and he likes to be active in the farming community.