BOARD & STAFF

Board of Supervisors

 

Right: Member – Dave Fraley – Area Rancher - Rural Representative – Serving from  2002

 

Right: Vice-Chair – Lucas Todd – Local Business Owner - Urban Representative – Serving from 2008

Right: Member – Virginia Watt – Rancher -  Rural Representative – serving from 2010

Left: Secretary / Treasurer – Travis Rule – Area Rancher – Rural Representative – Serving from 2013

Left: Chair – Ryan Fieldgrove – Rancher/Banker – Rural Representative – serving from 2010

Last Modified on November 4, 2014

DISTRICT STAFF

Nikki Lohse—District Manager                                                                                                        Kelly Booth—District Clerk

NRCS STAFF

Allison McKenzie, District Conservationist                                                  John Lawrence, Soil Conservation Technician

Kassie Bales, Range Conservationist                                                            Pamela Lopez, Ultima Position 

DISTRICT GOVERNANCE and FUNDING

The Lake DeSmet County Conservation District is governed by a board of five supervisors. Supervisors are locally elected officials who serve without pay. By state statute three are rural, one is urban and one is designated as at-large. They are elected to staggered four-year terms. Supervisors attend monthly board meetings and are also involved in overseeing the activities of the District.

The District Staff provides a written report to the Board each month and both the Board and District employees work closely to carry out programs and projects. The board meets the third Tuesday of each month (Nov-March  5:00 pm,  Apr-Oct  7:00pm at 621 W Fetterman), unless otherwise publicized.  These are open meetings and the public is invited to attend.

The district is funded primarily though a local mill levy tax and grant funds. 

BOARD LEADERSHIP

· PAST ENERGY MINERALS COUNTIES COALITION (EMC2) JOINT POWERS BOARD

· BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST REVISION PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER

· POWDER RIVER BASIN OIL & GAS EIS INTER-DISCIPLINARY TEAM MEMBER

· CITY OF BUFFALO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

· BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT RMP REVISION COOPERATING AGENCY

· PAST WACD AREA I CONSERVATION DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE

· 2010 WYOMING COOPERATOR OF THE YEAR

· 2011 LEOPOLD CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP WINNER FOR WYOMING

· 2011 WYOMING SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR

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