On Tuesday, March 7, the Mine Creek Conservation District will conduct an election for three director seats to serve on the district board and nomination petition can now be circulated for candidates.
A board of five directors, two of which are appointed by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and three elected by resident landowners, governs the Mine Creek district.
These positions are not honorary positions. The board members serve as volunteers and work toward efficient use of the land and are also required to attend monthly meetings, establish district policies, participate in the formulation of county programs, administer all district finances according to state laws, attend and participate in the Southwest Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts’ annual meeting and committees, publish informational news articles and keep informed of legislation of State and Federal governments pertaining to conservation problems so that they can make legislators aware of how local conservation programs might be affected, in addition to maintaining this own operations.
Requirements include being a registered voter and residing and owning land in the district.
Nomination petitions are now being accepted until Feb. 1.
For more information or to obtain a nominating petition and certificate of eligibility of candidacy, contact the MCC office, located at 101 S. Washington St., in Nashville, phone (870) 455-3201.