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Local Government

Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District to elect directors

Three Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District directors will be elected in a nominating and election process.

A ballot election will be held from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District, 1201 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox.

Absentee balloting will be available at the District Office from Jan. 31 to Feb. 12.

All persons who own or occupy land that is included within the boundaries of Will and South Cook counties and are of legal voting age are eligible to run for the board of directors.

The governing body of the Soil & Water Conservation District shall consist of five directors, who shall be owners or occupiers of lands within the district in which they serve.

Each director will serve a term of two years. District board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. The responsibilities of the directors consist of program management, financial management, personnel management and legislation.

Directors are required to chair or serve on the various district committees (i.e. education committee).

Other interested persons are encouraged to serve as associate directors for the district. Serving as an associate director can serve as training to become a Soil & Water Conservation District director. associate directors also provide additional advice, input, perspective and manpower to the Soil & Water Conservation District board.

For more information, call the district office at 815-462-3106, ext. 3.

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