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 (5) 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 (2) 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 terms of office that are four (4) years in length.
The Board meets at 6:00 PM
on the Fourth Monday
of every month. The meetings are open to the public. For more information please call (704) 336-2455.
* Due to the Memorial Day Holiday the meeting in May will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District
Board of Supervisors
Dempsey Miller - Chairman
Mr. Miller is serving his first term as an elected supervisor. Mr. Miller lives in Huntersville and has been a resident of Mecklenburg County since 1981. He is a Professional Engineer and Real Estate Broker. He is also a graduate of North Carolina State University in Civil Engineering.
Jennifer Krupowicz Frost - Vice Chairman
Mrs. Frost is serving her third term as an elected supervisor, being first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and in 2012. In the 2008 she received the highest number of votes in Mecklenburg County aside from the Presidential seat. Jennifer is a Certified Associate Professional Soil Scientist and a graduate of Virginia Tech.
Michael Entrekin - Treasurer
Mr. Entrekin is serving his second term as an appointed supervisor, being first appointed in 2008. He is a native of Rock Hill, SC and moved to Charlotte in 1997. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and has a Masters in Environmental Health Science. His thesis was titled "Storm Flowpaths and Biogeochemistry of a Karst Stream in Southwest Georgia".
(Appointed to fill a vacant Elected position)
On January 8, 2012, Ms. Carter was appointed to fill the vacancy left by John Autry's election to the Charlotte City Council. She has worked on tree and green space preservation, air quality, water quality and flow and invasive species while on environmental committees with the Charlotte City Council, NC League of Municipalities and National League of Cities during her tenure on Charlotte City Council (1999-2011). From the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, originally, she moved to Charlotte in 1976.
or (704) 609-3160
Mr. Newman is currently serving as an appointed supervisor, being first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. He is an (almost) native of Mecklenburg, having moved here at age 2 and is a graduate of Independence High School in Mint Hill, NC. He is also a graduate of Central Piedmont Community College and UNC-Charlotte. Gray has a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Historic Preservation from Georgia State University in Atlanta.
GET INVOLVED with Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District
Help your local Soil and Water Conservation District with legislative awareness programs for local, state and federal officials, conservation programs, urban and agricultural BMPs (Best Management Practices), fundraising, tree sales, rain barrel sales, and youth and adult education events.
Serve as a District Supervisor
Represent your community on the Soil and Water Conservation District Board as a natural resource decision maker. Identify local soil and water conservation issues and develop SWCD programs that provide solutions to these issues. Become an Appointed Board Supervisor
Serve as an Associate Supervisor
Attend monthly board meetings and provide input to the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Board on local soil and water conservation issues and programs.