OHIO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION ELECTION LEGAL NOTICE
The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will have an election of Supervisors of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in Hamilton County and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot. There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot: (1) at the annual meeting, which will take place at the Boy Scouts America, 10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241, on August 18, 2016 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm; (2) at the SWCD office by requesting an absentee ballot during business hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm from July 28, 2016 to August 17, 2016 and on August 18, 2016 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm; (3) vote absentee by mail, requesting the proper absentee request forms from the HCSWCD by August 15, 2016 at the following address: Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 22 Triangle Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246 - phone number: 513-772-7645 or the District’s website - www.hcswcd.org. All mailed absentee ballots must be received at the District’s office by Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm Two (2) Supervisors will be elected. Nominees are: John Mangan, Sam McKinley and Kaniz Siddiqui.
John Mangan Environmental sustainability ultimately is about society and industrial relationships. Dedicated to the sustainable use of our natural resources, Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District influences and guides these relationships. My experience, skills, and interests have prepared me to contribute to this effort as a member of the Board of Supervisors. Currently I serve as a trustee on the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities Board and as chair of its development committee. I also serve as the chair of Green Umbrella’s Watershed Action team and as a member of its Membership Committee. Retired from the technology industry, I am active in community sustainability and conservation initiatives. I have a B.S. in biology and an M.Ed. from Xavier University. Please consider me for a position on the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation Board of Supervisors.
Sam McKinley Since Hamilton County is one of the most urban counties in Ohio, working with the Soil and Water Conservation District aligns very well with the interests and avocations of urban planner Sam McKinley. In his work life, he directs the Community Engagement area of community development corporation Price Hill Will, which includes economic development, community events, gardening, and healthy living. Sam has served on the Board of Supervisors for nine years, and would greatly appreciate being returned for his fourth three-year term.
Kaniz F. Siddiqui, Ph. D. Water and Soil Conservation is a major part of natural resources management to maintain the life-supporting capacity of these resources. With experiences in related technical and policy matters, I would be able to make substantial contribution to the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. I am working in the environmental field for 30 years and have multifaceted experiences with environmental program development, and implementation. During my tenure in Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, I have worked extensively on the sustainable improvement of water quality and management of storm water run-off. My involvement with various constituent groups in the area; member, Board of Trustees, Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities; Hamilton County Environmental Advisory Council, and SaveLocalWaters.