Cuyahoga SWCD Supervisor Election

On Monday, October 21, Cuyahoga SWCD held an election for one position on the Board of Supervisors. We are proud to annonce that Draye Luton was elected to the Board of Supervisors. Draye will begin his term in January 2020 and serve for three years.

Thank you to Visar Duane, Akbar Tyler and Whitnye Long Jones for running as well.

Special thanks to Whitnye Long Jones for her service to the Cuyahoga SWCD Board of Supervisors.


A Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor represents county residents in soil and water conservation and natural resources management. Supervisors set the District's policy, provide guidance to staff, and assist on projects. The Board consists of five supervisors who serve for three-year terms on a voluntary basis. Supervisors participate in monthly and special board meetings and attend area and state meetings. This year, one candidate will be elected. Potential candidates are expected to have experience relevant to the District's goals and a desire to assist in meeting those goals. The qualities of a potential supervisor include:

  • Knowledge of natural resources in the county
  • Skills that complement the existing make-up of the district board so that all demographic, educational, and land-use interests within the district are represented
  • Leadership ability and willingness to share time and talents
  • Committment to attend monthly board meetings