Each Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Ohio is administered by a five-member board of supervisors, each serving a three year term. These supervisors guide the staff and partnering agencies in efforts to implement conservation programs in their respective counties. Supervisor elections are special elections, independent of a general election, conducted annually by the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission (OSWCC) pursuant to rules adopted under Chapter 119 and 940 of Ohio Revised Code. The Ohio Department of Agriculture staff, as official designated agents, oversee local SWCD supervisor elections, on behalf of the OSWCC.
Eligible voters must be at least eighteen years of age at the time of the official election and be a resident or own land in Cuyahoga County.
HOW TO VOTE
In person at the CSWCD office:
Available 8:30am-3:00pm from September 13th - October 12th, 2023
3311 Perkins Avenue, Suite 100 - Cleveland, OH 44114
(Free parking is available on Perkins Ave. & East 36th St.)
Eligible voters can request a mail-in ballot from September 13th-October 5th, 2023.
To request a mail-in ballot, contact us:
At the CSWCD Annual Meeting:
Eligible voters can vote in-person at the Cuyahoga SWCD Annual Meeting: Thursday, October 12th, 2023 - 3:30pm-6pm
Dunham Tavern Museum & Gardens
6709 Euclid Avenue - Cleveland, OH 44103
Click here to register for the Annual Meeting
MEET THE CANDIDATES
Rebecca Fuller is a research assistant and grad student at Case Western Reserve University. She had been attending monthly Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District meetings regularly as a member of the public since January 2023. As a longtime resident of Northeastern Ohio, Rebecca is passionate about preserving and protecting our water and green spaces. Since moving up to Cleveland in 2020 she’s become an active member of the Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Program, participating in beach clean ups, invasive plant pulls, tree and native plantings, and monitoring water quality in the Euclid Creek watershed.
Jon-Michael Lemon is the Director of Civil Engineering at Osborn Engineering in Cleveland, Ohio. In this role, he oversees the design and construction of both public and private infrastructure projects throughout Cuyahoga County and in the other regions that Osborn serves. As a licensed Professional Engineer, his areas of technical expertise include green infrastructure, low-impact development (LID), utility and roadway design, hydrology, hydraulics and stormwater management. Having worked with the stormwater team at CSWCD in a professional setting, Jon-Michael appreciates the work that the team does and looks forward to having the opportunity to brainstorm ideas to help continue to grow the successful implementation of OEPA Permit OHC000006, while still maintaining Cuyahoga County as a desirable area for redevelopment and growth. Achieving this balance is a challenge but is one that he is eager to get to work on. Outside of work, Jon-Michael has served on the Board of Directors of Front Steps Housing and Services since 2018 and is passionate about providing opportunities to improve all facets of our community.
Djuan McCarthy is a Lead Continuous Improvement Manager for RPM International. In this role he strives to build organic and sustainable cultures of continuous improvement by developing informed management, leveraging expertise, and creating title - less leaders amongst the organization and subsidiaries. Included in the duties of this role is a focus on ESG principles, mainly that of addressing environmental issues by significantly reducing the stream of waste by using more sustainable practices and partnering with outside organizations. Prior to joining RPM International, he worked for 17 years at Sherwin Williams where he was involved in their Bio - Renewable and Sustainable Community of Practice as the Knowledge Manager of the initiative. He is also a board member for the Elyria based youth focused non - profit SOC (Save Our Children). As a father of two, he is passionate about creating and leaving an environment that his and all children of NEO can safely call home.