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Next Board Meeting

The next Martin SWCD Board of Supervisors meeting will be held at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 9th, 2022.


People concerned about water quality and soil health in Martin County should consider filing by May 31, 2022, to run for the position of supervisor of the Martin Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

SWCDs are special-purpose units of government that manage and direct conservation programs at the local level. Important programs and priorities of Martin SWCD include the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program and Watershed Based Implementation. An elected board of supervisors governs each of Minnesota’s 88 SWCDs.

This year, Martin SWCD has 3 supervisor positions up for election. SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the Nov. 8, 2022, general election. SWCD candidates are elected countywide but must reside in one of the supervisor districts up for election. SWCD supervisors typically serve four-year terms. The positions up for election this year include:

  • District Two (Supervisor must reside in City of Fairmont);
  • District Four (Supervisor must reside in Jay, Lake Belt, Lake Fremont, Manyaska, or Rolling Green Township or City of Ceylon, Dunnell, Sherburn, or Welcome); and
  • District Five (Supervisor must reside in Cedar, Galena, Elm Creek, Fox Lake or Waverly Township or City of Trimont or Ormsby).

SWCD supervisors meet monthly to discuss business, including state-grant allocations to landowners; district conservation priorities; and coordination with other local units of government and state agencies. Supervisors do not receive a salary but receive compensation for attending meetings and expense reimbursements.

Those interested in running for Supervisor should file at the Martin County Auditor/Treasurer office from May 17 through May 31, 2022. Additional information about Martin SWCD can be found online at www.martinswcd.net or by calling the office at 507-235-6680 ext 4.