The District Board

Marion Soil and Water Conservation District

2441 NE 3 Street, Suite 204-2
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 414-7808

NOTE: Regular board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Workshops are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. All meetings are held in the Ocala Service Center’s Conference Room, located at

2441 NE 3rd Street, Suite 204-2
Ocala FL 34470

If you need of an agenda or special arrangements please contact our office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting you are inquiring about.

Board Meeting: 9:30 AM

Meeting Dates: January 9, February 13, March 13,  April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11

Workshop: 9:30 AM

Workshop Dates:
January 23, February 27, March 27  April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27, No meeting in December

Elected Board of Supervisors

Seat 1; expires 2019:
Justin Albright, Chairman

Seat 2; expires 2021:
Tom Cartwright, Treasurer

Seat 3; expires 2019:
Bill Steele, Supervisor

Seat 4; expires 2021:
Richard McGinley, Vice-Chairman

Seat 5; expires 2019:
Vivi Serena, Secretary

Please note that all Supervisors can be contacted thru our office.

Associate Members:
Gail Stern
Robert Stenstream
Colleen Stenstream
Dr. Thomas Lane

While associate members, who have attended at least three meetings and/or events, are appointed by the District’s elected supervisors to assist them in their overall mission and goals. Associate members have no voting abilities. On the other hand, the governing body of a soil and water conservation district consists of five elected, nonpartisan supervisors, who serve the county-district wide. (Therefore, Marion Soil and Water Conservation District consists of only Marion County. However services through FDACS and NRCS maybe rendered in neighboring counties.) Supervisors or candidates are elected in a general election to a four-year term. Vacancies are filled by appointment, by the remaining supervisors, until the next regular election. Supervisors and associate members receive no monetary compensation for their services. Supervisors, however, may be reimbursed for their travel expenses.

Furthermore, the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District’s Budget is partially funded through the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, as well as, through monetary donations and fundraisers. We also receive a small administrative fee for processing FDACS cost share programs. If you would like to view our annual budget, please visit the Marion County Clerk of Courts at You can also click on links to view our audit, long range plan, proposed zero-based budget, and our annual report. The District’s Annual Financial Report can be viewed at The District’s fiscal year is October 1st thru September 30th; however, funding and contracts for FDACS cost share programs run July 1st thru June 30th.

The Marion Soil and Water Conservation District abides by the Florida Commission on Ethics (; as well as, the District does not discriminate against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, martial status. familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted of funded by the District. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)