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2019 Office Hours
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30pm (mostly)
Wed: 9:00am - 2:30pm

* We try hard to be in the office between 8:30am and 4:30pm on Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri, but please call ahead to be sure!

893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856


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    2019 Supervisor Elections


    This year we have the following positions to be filled:

    • Two elected positions (one 3-year term and one 1-year term)
    • One appointed position (3-year term)
    • Nomination petitions must be received by Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 2:00pm  

    • Ballots will be available on Oct 17 and must be received by Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 4:00pm. Ballots will be counted at the next regular Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov 20.

    • Download Ballot and Voter Registration Affidavit here.

    To receive a nomination petition or a ballot, to be considered for an appointed position, or for more information about becoming a supervisor or associate supervisor, contact Election Superintendent Julie Sells at 893 West Street (Route 90) in Rockport, 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org.

    Board of Supervisors
    Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is guided by a volunteer board of local landowners - three elected and two appointed supervisors - who each serve overlapping, three-year terms. Supervisors are registered resident voters of Knox or Lincoln counties and are responsible for guiding the District’s business affairs and operations. Elected and appointed supervisors, along with non-elected associate supervisors, oversee technical assistance projects; education, outreach, and conservation programs; and set priorities for District employees at regular monthly meetings.

    A general election - open to all registered voters residing in Knox and Lincoln counties - is held each fall to fill the vacancy for the elected supervisor whose term is expiring.

    Requirements for Supervisors                   
    Anyone interested in running for the office of supervisor or voting in the election must be a resident registered voter within the boundaries of the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD). Candidates need have only an interest in conservation and a willingness, at a minimum, to participate in a monthly board meeting at the District office at 893 West St in Rockport. To run for an elected position, a candidate must submit a short biography and a nomination petition signed by 25 Knox and/or Lincoln county residents.

    For appointed positions, the Knox-Lincoln SWCD Board of Supervisors submits up to three names of interested individuals to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, which chooses the appointee.

    Non-Voting Associate Supervisors
    In addition, the SWCD Board welcomes Associate Supervisors, non-voting members appointed by the Board, who may have an interest in the general activities of the District or a specific area of interest or expertise to share. No election is required for these positions.

    2019 Supervisor Election Candidates for Supervisor

    To receive a ballot:

    Ballot and affidavit must be received by Nov 6, 2019 at 4pm.

    The following two candidates successfully returned nomination petitions by October 16 and are running unopposed for two respective Supervisor positions.

    Sharon G. Chadwick (BenEva Farm, Warren) is running unopposed for a 3-year term

    Sharon lives with her husband, Gerald, at BenEva Farm in Warren, which was started more than 70 years ago by her grandparents, Ben and Eva Barbour. Sharon and Jerry “came home” to run the farm with Sharon’s grandparents in 1988, which they continue to operate as a conservation farm, raising commercial Black Angus beef for the freezer and feedlots and selling hay. They engage in conservation practices including a manure storage facility, a heavy use pad area, a livestock barn and by developing a management plan for invasive plant species. Each year, Sharon looks forward to judging the Annual Poster Contest and helping out at the Conservation Fair and Spring Plant Sale.                                    

    Robyn Tierney (Union) is running unopposed for a 1-yr term

    Robyn recently moved to Union after retiring from a career as a restoration ecologist and project manager. Robyn has a PhD in grassland ecology and has worked as an environmental and land management consultant and previously taught as an Assistant Professor at two universities in the Rocky Mountain West. She became involved with the District board as an Associate Supervisor in 2018 and in 2019 was appointed Supervisor to fill a vacancy created by a retiring board member. She is now running for election to serve out the remainder of that term. Robyn is concerned with issues of soil erosion, water quality and climate change.  

    Appointed Supervisors

    Jeff Tarbox of Westport Island, currently an Appointed Supervisor, was nominated for another term.

    Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and provider.