This year, the Brown Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) has three Supervisor positions up for election.  SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election which will take place November 8, 2022.  Candidates are elected county wide, but must reside in one of the supervisor districts up for election.

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

  • Brad Augustin – District 2 (townships of Bashaw, Leavenworth, and Mulligan plus all of the incorporated area of Comfrey in Brown County)
  • William Eckstein – District 3 (townships of Eden, Home, Prairieville, and Stark plus all of the incorporated area of Sleepy Eye, Evan, and Cobden)
  • Rae Runck – District 5 (townships of Cottonwood, Milford, and Sigel plus all of the incorporated area of New Ulm)

SWCDs are special-purpose units of government that manage and direct conservation programs at the local level.  Important programs and priorities of Brown SWCD include the Reinvest In Minnesota (RIM) conservation easement program, the State Cost Share program, and the One Watershed, One Plan program.  An elected board of supervisors governs each of Minnesota’s 88 SWCDs.

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

To learn more about the SWCD, please visit our web site at

Remember to vote for SWCD Supervisor at the November 8 election.

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