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District Election

July 15, 2020 through August 20, 2020

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The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District elects volunteer Supervisors to oversee District operations.


All owners and occupiers of land at least 18 years of age or older within Ross County are eligible to vote.


One Supervisor will be elected for a term beginning

January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023.

Meet the Candidates

Brice Acton

I’m Brice Acton, Farmer, father and current chairman of the Ross SWCD Board of Supervisors. I graduated in 2009 from OSU with a degree in Crop Science. After graduation I came back to Ross County and started working on my family’s farm. As the current chairman of the Board I take my position as an elected official of the district very seriously. I believe it is our job as a district to conserve the natural resources under our charge in the most fiscally responsible way possible. I also believe that as a district we should employ the best people and technology to do our job as effectively and efficiently as we can for the taxpayers.

Meet the Candidates

Kathy Wakefield

I was raised on a dairy farm in Springfield Township. My family also had grain operations in Green and Harrison Townships. I attended Zane Trace and Bishop Flaget High School. I received my bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ohio University. I recently retired from the Ross County Health District as the director of nursing and public health services. I have spent the last twenty-two years working to keep the citizens of Ross County healthy. I live with my husband on my family’s farm in Green Township. My background is in public and environmental health, but my love is farming and conservation. I look forward to serving the citizens of Ross County again in this new capacity.

Meet the Candidates

Beth Workman

I am a mother of four children and also a grandmother to four. I am a retired teacher from Paint Valley Local Schools. My life has been devoted to family and to children. I taught junior high science for the last eleven years of my teaching career. During that time, I completed a Master’s Degree in The Teaching of Science from Montana State University. I spent three summers in Montana and Wyoming in the outdoor learning classrooms of Yellowstone, Glacier, and Makoshika Parks. I believe that the more people we can get to work together in preserving our farmland, forests and clean waterways, the best chance we have to pass these on to future generations.

To Request a Ballot

Call the district office at 740-772-4110 and enter extension 116 as soon as the system answers or
Send an email to the district administrator at or
Write to the district at this address:

Voter Eligibility and Requirements

All owners and occupiers of land at least 18 years of age or older within Ross County are eligible to vote for SWCD board supervisor. This includes legal residents of Ross County, non-resident land-owners, non-resident land occupiers, and representatives of firms, corporations, limited liability companies (LLC), or trusts located within Ross County. All eligible voters must certify their status as an eligible voter by signature on the ballot application. Individuals may vote under each of the above listed applicable categories only once regardless of the number of parcels owned, or number of leases or properties rented. One LLC officer or representative may vote on behalf of an LLC, but members may not. A trustee or designee may vote for a trust, but not a beneficiary.

Election Notice

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Ross Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals who own or occupy land within the Ross Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor.

An eligible voter can cast a ballot by voting absentee from July 7, 2020 to August 20, 2020, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the Ross SWCD office at the following address: Ross SWCD, 475 Western Ave Ste H, Chillicothe, OH 45601, by calling 740-772-4110 ext. 116, or by emailing Absentee ballots must be received by the Ross SWCD office by August 20, 2020.

One Supervisor will be elected to a three‐year term commencing January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023.


Nominees are:

1. Brice Acton
2. Kathy Wakefield
3. Beth Workman

Voting will take place by mail through August 20, 2020.

Ross Soil and Water Conservation District

Annual Meeting

Free Online Workshop


Thursday August 20, 2020

6:30 p.m. 

Featuring a Preview of the

Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations