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CHATHAM SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR

The non-paid board of supervisors meets monthly to establish local soil and water conservation priorities based on the needs of the district. The Board chairs work groups to address these priorities through the installation and implementation of best management practices that protect and improve the natural resources within the district. The work is accomplished by partnering with local, state and federal agencies; businesses; and non-profit organizations for technical and financial assistance. . The Division of Soil and Water Conservation administers ACSP, AgWRAP and CCAP, and holds each local board of supervisors accountable to these state programs. Each district is governed by a five-member board of supervisors. Three supervisors are elected on the general ballot as non-partisan candidates during the regular election of county officers, and two are appointed by the NC Soil and Water Conservation Commission upon recommendation of the local district board of supervisors.

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    J. Lynn Mann

Biographical Information

What do you see as the job of the Soil & Water Supervisors? (700 characters max)

What experience do you bring that makes (will make) you an effective Soil & Water Supervisor? (700 characters max)

What are the most pressing needs facing the District right now and how do you propose to address them? (700 characters max)

What is the most effective service/program the District provides currently for your county? (700 characters max)

Age (optional) 66 years old
We provide technical & educational services to ensure the wise use of our natural resources such as soil, water, air, plants & animals.
I am a life-long, 4th generation farmer. I have implemented many of the "Best Management Practices" on my dairy farm. I understand the way, means & importance of protecting our natural resources.
We need to protect our rivers & streams. Our rivers and streams can be protected by implementing the "Best Management Practices", such as fencing livestock out of the streams, animal waste management plans & agricultural erosion control, along with many other effective plans.
The Agriculture Cost-Share Program helps the land owner afford & utilize the "Best Management Practices". Implementing the "Best Management Practices" can aid to help conserve & protect water resources.