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Leadership

Our Team: Board of Supervisors

As one of the 74 conservation districts in Colorado, we play a crucial role in nurturing and promoting voluntary cooperation in natural resource conservation programs. Our Turkey Creek Conservation District is governed by a dedicated board of five locally elected supervisors who serve as unpaid volunteers; three of which must be involved in farming/ranching. These supervisors are landowners or their designees within our boundaries (pink areas on the map), representing the interests of our community in conservation efforts.

Our supervisors are elected to staggered four-year terms, ensuring stability and consistency in our conservation district’s programs. Although they come from diverse backgrounds and occupations, all supervisors are qualified electors within our district. By taking the oath of office, each supervisor commits to carrying out the responsibilities specified in Colorado Revised Statutes Title 35, Article 70.

As local conservation leaders, our supervisors provide guidance and direction to effectively address the unique conservation needs of our community. They serve as grassroots representatives, bridging the gap between landowners, the general public, and various agencies managing Colorado’s natural resources.

Our Team: District Manager

The District Manager is a crucial member of our conservation district team, serving as the sole contracted employee. As a part-time professional, the District Manager is responsible for coordinating and implementing the day-to-day operations of the district, working closely with the elected board of supervisors to achieve our conservation goals.

The primary role of the District Manager is responsible for administrative tasks, including budgeting, reporting, and maintaining accurate records of our district’s activities. The District Manager also plays a key role in public outreach and education, organizing workshops, events, and programs to promote conservation awareness in our community. They also act as a liaison between the conservation district and various partner agencies, such as the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD), Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB), Colorado State University (CSU) Extension, National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other local, state, and federal organizations. By fostering these relationships, the District Manager helps secure funding, resources, and expertise to support our conservation initiatives.

Under the guidance of our elected board of supervisors, the District Manager works tirelessly to ensure that our conservation district operates efficiently and effectively, ultimately contributing to the protection and enhancement of our natural resources in Colorado.