WANTED: Local Conservationists for Board Positions
The Teton Conservation District Board of Supervisors is comprised of members elected by the public. The Board of Supervisors is responsible for directing the conservation programs and projects carried out by TCD Staff. These conservation efforts take place within the boundaries if the Teton Conservation District, which includes Teton County, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. Board members serve either two or four year terms. The filing period to be included on the November 2018 ballot is open from August 8. 2018 until August 27, 2017. To learn more about the filing process, visit the Teton County Elections web page. An application can be downloaded here.
Four out of the five Teton Conservation District Board of Supervisor positions will be on the November 2018 ballot. Three of the available positions will represent Rural constituents, and will be elected to serve a four-year term. In order to be eligible, candidates must reside within Teton County but outside of the Town of Jackson. The fourth position is an At-Large position and will serve a two-year term. Candidates for the At-Large position may live anywhere within Teton County, including within the Town of Jackson.
Supervisors are expected to attend about 15 meetings locally each year. In addition, Supervisors are expected to annually attend one regional meeting in the autumn, and a state-wide meeting during the winter. Supervisors are volunteer positions, and are not compensated, although reimbursement is available for meeting travel expenses.
The participation of Supervisors leaves a lasting legacy by ensuring the sustainable use and protection of local natural resources for generations to follow.