[Ok-sus] Conservation district directors elected in Cherokee & Texas counties

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Wed Jun 15 15:33:54 UTC 2016


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Oklahoma Conservation Commission

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Kim Tweed
405.521.4826
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Conservation district directors elected in Cherokee and Texas counties

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 15, 2016-The Oklahoma Conservation Commission conducted elections for the position of Conservation District Director in the Cherokee County Conservation District and the Texas County Conservation District on Tuesday, June 7. All registered voters within those counties were eligible to vote.

Candidates on the ballot for the Cherokee County Conservation District election were Mr. Johnny L. Copeland of Hulbert and Mr. Jerry E. Hammons of Tahlequah. Mr. Copeland received 27 votes and Mr. Hammons received 42 votes.

Candidates on the ballot for the Texas County Conservation District election were Mr. Danny D. Herald of Hooker and Ms. Suzanne Landess of Guymon. Mr. Herald received 193 votes and Ms. Landess received 124 votes.

Trey Lam, Executive Director of the Conservation Commission, declared Mr. Hammons in Cherokee County and Mr. Herald in Texas County as elected to the position of Conservation District Director as they received the highest number of votes.

Conservation district boards are made up of five directors responsible for setting the conservation priorities within their district. Three members are elected by registered voters within the district boundaries and two are appointed by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission upon recommendation by the district board.

For more information about conservation district director elections, go to www.conservation.ok.gov<http://www.conservation.ok.gov>, or contact the Oklahoma Conservation Commission at 405-521-4826.

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Established in 1937 during the Dust Bowl, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission is a non-regulatory agency working with 85 local conservation districts, Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to educate and assist the public in implementing voluntary conservation practices on their land. We strive to conserve and protect natural resources in Oklahoma.

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