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2020 Board of Supervisors




(Pictured left to right)

Aubrey Bolender - Chair

Ken Morrison - Education Chair

Becky Cropper - Vice Chair

Harmon Sizemore - Secretary

Fred Scott - Fiscal Agent


Roles and Responsiblities 

The Brown SWCD is governed by a five-member board of county residents who serve in a volunteer capacity. Board members serve staggered three-year terms.

  •  A respected conservation leader, elected by county residents to represent them in charting the course for the soil and water conservation and natural resource managment 
  • The guide for the district, its staff and cooperating agencies in efforts to implement conservation programs
  • Elected to a three year term as a public official and serves without pay; necessary expenses e.g. travel, are provided by the SWCD
  • Attends and participates in monthly and special board meetings where conservation decisions are made, district business conducted, including approval of expenditures, and conservation policy adopted
  • Attends area, state, and national meetings as time and SWCD resources permit
  • Participate in local field days, meetings, clinics, fairs, tours and conservation activites conducted by the SWCD
  • Represents SWCD at special meetings in the county

Associate Board Members are appointed for a one-year term who serve in a volunteer capacity.  The Associate Board Members for 2015 are:


2020 Associate Board Members

Ron Bulow

John Herbolt

Nathanial Young



SWCD Staff




(Pictured left to right)

Chris Rogers, Danielle Thompson, and John Brown



Chris Rogers - District Manager 

crogers@brownswcd.org or 937-378-4424 ext. 3076



Danielle Thompson - Education & Wildlife Specialist

dthompson@brownswcd.org or 937-378-4424 ext. 3078



John Brown - Conservation Technician 

cratliff@brownswcd.org or 937-378-4424 ext. 3075






USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Staff

Christina Gates - District Conservationist




Brittany McAdams - Soil Conservationist