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2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

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Anganette Byrd
704-336-2455

​Board of Supervisors


Pursuant to NC Statute 139-7 § 139-7. District board of supervisors – appointive members; organization of board; certain powers and duties.

 

The Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD) is seeking a committed conservationist to serve as appointed Supervisor and fulfill the unexpired term of a Board member who has recently resigned. The District recommended appointment must be approved by the NC Soil and Water Commission and will serve alongside the elected and other appointed supervisors. The term for this appointment expires November 30, 2022.

 

Interested candidates should submit via email, your resume along with responses to the following three questions:

 

1) What is your conservation passion and how will you integrate that into our mission?

2) How much time are you willing and able to commit to this office?

3) What makes you uniquely competent to serve and contribute to this Board?   

 

Please email your responses and resume to:

Ms. Anganette Byrd

Anganette.Byrd@mecklenburgcountync.gov

2145 Suttle Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208

704.336.2455

 

Responses should be received by Friday, December 4, 2020.

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to:

Barbara Bleiweis, Chair, Mecklenburg Soil & Water Conservation District

Bleiweis4meckswcd@gmail.com

703.623.2495


The Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD) is a governmental subdivision of the state of North Carolina, and a public body, corporate and politic, organized according to the Soil and Water Conservation District Law, operating within the powers set forth in the Law.


Each soil and water conservation district is administered by a five person board of supervisors. Three of these supervisors are elected at the same time as the regular election of county officers. This election is nonpartisan and is conducted by the respective county board of elections. Two supervisors are appointed by the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission upon the recommendation of the local district board of supervisors. All five supervisors serve four year terms of office.



Barbara Bleiweis, Chair

Barbara Bleiweis has over 35 years of professional business experience in helping public sector customers solve their business problems. In the last 13 years, Ms. Bleiweis spearheaded coaching training and development programs as well as fundraising campaigns for youth sports organizations. Since her retirement in 2013 and her relocation to Charlotte, NC, Bleiweis has focused on civic engagement and public service. She served as president of her homeowners association and negotiated with the developer to resolve irrigation and storm water infrastructural issues. She is a member of the League of Women Voters of Charlotte Mecklenburg and from 2017-2018 served as a Board member and chair of Fair Elections where she advocated for redistricting reform. Bleiweis is in her first term of serving on the Charlotte Water Advisory Committee representing neighborhoods.


Nancy Carter, Vice-Chair

Nancy Carter was appointed to the Board in January, 2012, elected in 2014 and has served as MSWCD's Vice Chair and Chair, as Area 8's (12 county area) Vice Chair and Chair and so sat on the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts' Executive Committee in that capacity and as Secretary, 2012-current. She serves as the Association's state Legislative Committee's Vice Chair, advocating in Raleigh and DC for good conservation practices and funding for projects. She has participated in SWCD educational outreach (contests and Envirothons), the Mecklenburg Storm Water Mitigation Task Force and the Mountain Island Environmental Education Center Task Force. She served on the Charlotte City Council, 1999-2011, helping to found its Environment Committee, chaired the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee for the NC League of Municipalities and was the National League of the Cities' Board representative to their EENR after 9 years on that Committee and the Charlotte Sustainable Energy Action Plan Stakeholders group.


Jacelyn Rice-Boayue

Jacelyn Rice-Boayue was appointed to the Board in November 2019.  She is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management at UNC Charlotte.  Her research interest center on studying the occurrence, fate and transport of emerging contaminants in water.  She applies integrative approaches that pair modeling with field studies to assess potential threats to public and ecosystem health. And conveys this knowledge and research approach to her students. Prior to moving to Charlotte in 2017, she served as a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University and Fulbright Scholar to Burkina Faso. Jacelyn enjoys spending time outdoors, kickboxing and attending sporting events.

 

Address

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Contact

Anganette Byrd
704-336-2455

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