This year, the Brown Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) has three Supervisor positions up for election.  SWCD candidates who filed for election last spring will appear on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot. Candidates are elected county wide, but must reside in the nomination district up for election.

The nominating districts and candidates running for election this year include:

  • Craig Fischer – District 1 (Townships of Albin, Lake Hanska, and Linden plus all of the incorporated area of Hanska)
  • No Candidate(s) Filed – District 2 (Townships of Bashaw, Leavenworth, and Mulligan plus all of the incorporated area of Comfrey in Brown County)
    • Votes for write-in candidates will only be counted if that candidate files the written request form to have their votes counted with the county auditor no later than the seventh day before the general election, October 27, 2020.
  • Mark Wellner – District 4 (Townships of Burnstown, North Star, and Stately plus all of the incorporated area of Springfield)

SWCDs are special purpose units of government that manage and direct natural resource management programs at the local level.  Districts work in both urban and rural settings to carry out programs for the conservation, use, and development of soil, water, and related resources.

SWCD Supervisors serve four-year terms and meet monthly, discussing the business of the SWCD, distributing state grant allocations to landowners, setting conservation priorities and coordinating conservation efforts with other local units of government and state agencies.  SWCD Supervisors are not paid a salary; however, they do receive compensation for attending meetings and are reimbursed for expenses.

To learn more about Brown SWCD, please visit our web site at, or call the office at 507-794-2553.

Remember to vote for SWCD Supervisor at the November 3 election.

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