Citizens interested in leading efforts to protect and manage natural resources are encouraged to run for supervisor of their local soil and water conservation district. Two Anoka Conservation District Supervisor’s positions will be on the November 2014 ballot. The filing period is open from May 20 through June 3, 2014. This position is a four-year term and usually requires one to three meetings monthly for which a stipend is provided.
Being a supervisor is an opportunity for people concerned with resource management in Anoka County to become involved in policy making at the local, regional and state levels.
Although the supervisors are elected at-large-meaning that every eligible voter in the county may vote for all open supervisor positions-they are nominated from one of five districts within the County. An individual must live in a nominating district with an open supervisor position in order to run. Supervisors do not participate in primary elections
For the 2014 election, the following districts will be on the ballot:
District 3 – Coon Rapids, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, Hilltop & Columbia Heights.
District 4 – Ham Lake, Blaine, Lino Lakes, Centerville, Circle Pines & Lexington.
Interested parties can call Anoka County Elections office a 763-323-5275 for filing information. There is a $20 filing fee.