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Title:Soil And Water Conservation Districts Advisory Board, State
Contact Name:Terry Davis
Contact Title:Chairman of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Advisory Board
Contact Phone:309-337-1671
Contact Comments:Chief Apiary Inspector and Supervisor, Department of Agriculture
Function:The Board may consult and advise with qualified persons regarding state’s soil erosion and sediment control provisions of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Act; advises Dept. of Agriculture on policy related to administration of the Act.
Term:4 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January of odd-numbered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:See composition.
Compensation:Mileage expense
Composition:Five appointed by the Governor: Owners & active operators of farmlands in state for 5 years, with consideration given to geographical location and soil and water conservation district experience. One Ex-Officio member to advise the board, typically from the following categories: -Director, Department of Agriculture -Director, Agricultural Extension of University of Illinois’ College of Agriculture -State Conservationist-USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service -State Executive Director-USDA Farm Service Agency
Chair:Elected by the board
Authority:70 ILCS 405/4

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bitner, Van1/16/20176/13/2014GovernorMemberNone
Davis, Terry1/19/201510/16/2000GovernorChairWarren
Fabrizius, Gerald 1/16/20176/13/2014GovernorMemberNone
Jahraus, Dale1/19/200310/16/2001GovernorMemberFayette
Johnson, Wayne C1/19/201510/16/2001GovernorMemberLawrence