The Board

Marion Soil and Water Conservation District

2441 NE 3 Street, Suite 204-2
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 622-3971, extension 3
marionsoilandwater@gmail.com

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,
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: (12:30 PM)

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

Workshop: (12:30 PM)

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

Elected Board of Supervisors

Seat 1; expires 2019:
Justin Albright, Supervisor
albrightinvestments@gmail.com

Seat 2; expires 2021:
Tom Cartwright, Treasurer
Tcartwright4123@gmail.com

Seat 3; expires 2019:
Fred Ward, Chairman
frward.swcd@yahoo.com

Seat 4; expires 2021:
Richard McGinley, Supervisor
richmcginley@gmail.com

Seat 5; expires 2019:
Vivi Serena, Vice Chair
vivipserena@yahoo.com

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

Associate Members:
Gail Stern
Robert Stemstream
Colleen Stemstream

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 4-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 http://www.marioncountyclerk.org/.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 https://apps.fldfs.com/LocalGov/Reports/. 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 (http://www.ethics.state.fl.us/); 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.)