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Tuscarawas SWCD Board Members

SWCD Board Members

Melvin Lahmers - Chairman

Eric Quillin - Vice Chairman

Bob Demuth - Treasurer

Tim Sigrist - Secretary

Matt Liggett - Member

Job Description:

Conservation district officials serve on a multi member board that establishes and implements programs to protect and conserve soil, water, prime and unique farmland, rangeland, woodland wildlife, energy and other renewable resources on local, non-federal lands.


  • Interest and background in conserving renewable natural resources
  • Communication skills


  • Other district officials
  • State conservation agency


  • Satisfaction in seeing conservation practices applied
  • Interaction with others interested in natural resources conservation
  • Input into local, state, and federal conservation programs
  • Training through the state conservation agency

Time Required:

Attend 12 regularly scheduled board meetings, as well as committee, special meetings, and events(for an average of approximately 30 days per year).


  • Identify local conservation needs, and develop, implement, and evaluate programs to meet them
  • Educate and inform landowners and operators, general public, and local, state, and federal legislators on conservation issues and programs
  • Supervise other volunteers and paid staff working with the district; coordinate with cooperating agency personnel
  • Administer the district by delgating tasks through a structure of board officers and members, committees, and others; raise and budget district funds and report on activities to the public

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) prohibit discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital status or family status.