2021 Supervisor Election/Annual Meeting

Stark Soil & Water Conservation District will hold an election for two Board of Supervisors positions for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2022. 

Voting starts August 18th and ends September 16th.

Ballots are available at the District office (2650 Richville Dr. SE, Suite 100, Massillon) between August 18th and September 16th during regular office hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30; Monday to Friday).

Ballots are available at the Joint Annual Meeting with Stark County Farm Bureau on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at The Pond Venue (10547 Manchester Ave SW, Beach City). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person for Farm Bureau or SWCD members and $30 for non-members. Call 330.456.4889 by September 10th to RSVP.

Absentee ballots are available by contacting the District office between August 18, 2021 and September 16, 2021. Absentee ballots must be returned to the District office no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 16, 2021.

Eligible voters are Stark County landowners or residents at least 18 years old. 

Three candidates -- Rodney Campbell, Gary Popotnik, and Ann Wolfe -- are on the  ballot. Voters will select two candidates. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rodney Campbell

Rodney resides in Minerva with his wife, Cindy. He grows corn, beans, and wheat as part of the Campbell Bros. Farms in Homeworth, Ohio. The Campbell Bros. Farms have installed many conservation practices over the years and were named Cooperators of the Year in 2017.

 

Rodney served on the Board of Supervisors from 2002 to 2016.

 

Rodney returned to the Board in 2018. He is the current Fiscal Agent/Treasurer for the District Board of Supervisor.

 

He is an active member of Stark County Farm Bureau.

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Gary Popotnik

Gary resides in Lawrence Township with his 13 year old golden retriever, Lucky. He  has lived in Stark County since 2008. He works for The Wilderness Center (TWC) as its Conservation Manager/Biologist. He oversees all conservation projects on TWC lands and represents TWC on regional conservation partnerships projects .

 

He is a member of the Planetary Society and Union of Concerned Scientists and enjoys studying particle physics and cosmology. He is a passionate Cleveland Indians and Browns fan.

 

Gary is running for supervisor to bring his technical conservation expertise to the board and to help Stark County continues its tradition of innovative conservation efforts.

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Ann Wolfe

Ann lives in Nimishillen Township with her husband, John. They have three grown children. Ann worked for 30 years for various companies as a graphic designer and copywriter. She now works on the family’s farm operation, alongside her husband, John’s brother, and their father. They milk 130 Holsteins and grow corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. They were named Cooperators of the Year in 2013.

 

Ann is a 4-H advisor, chairs the Stark County 4-H Home Economics Committee, serves on the Stark County-OSU Extension Board, and is an active member of the Stark County Farm Bureau where she previously served on the county board of directors.

 

Ann is the current Chair of the District Board of Supervisors.

 

She is interested in increasing awareness among residents and funders on the important work the District does to protect and preserve natural resources in our county.