The Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Commissioners consist of three elected positions during the General Election and two appointed by the SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Board. Associate Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and anyone interested is encouraged to attend our monthly meetings to learn more and become involved.
Watershed District Directors are non-salaried officials who are elected to four-year terms. Candidates must be registered voters in the county and watershed in which they are seeking office. For a description of the duties and responsibilities of the Watershed District Directors, please contact the Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District at 864-878-6155 or the SC Department of Natural Resources 803-734-9100.
These elections are nonpartisan and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. The elections are conducted by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County at the same time other county and state officers are elected in the General Election.
Associate Commissioners Needed for the Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District
Want to be an Associate Commissioner? Associate Commissioners, are officially appointed by the board as advisors and representatives. Associates do not vote on board decisions but augment the board’s knowledge and experience and assist with conservation district programs. Attend the Pickens Soil and Water Conservation District’s monthly board meetings at, 8:45 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Pickens Soil and Water Conservation District office located at 144 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens, SC 29671.
Watershed District Directors are non-salaried officials who are elected to four-year terms. Candidates must be registered voters in the county & and watershed in which they are seeking office. Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission
Want to serve on the Pickens Soil and Water Conservation District Board, Georges Creek Watershed Board, or the Oolenoy Watershed Board? The next election date for open seats will be November 3, 2020.
Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Commissioners
George Bryant - Chairman
Amy Wilson - Vice-Chairman
Roddey Gettys, III - Treasurer
Dale Mayson - Commissioner
Toni Vitanza - Commissioner
Matt Chappell ~ Chairman
Jeff White ~ Treasurer
Andy Anderson ~ Secretary
David Gilstrap ~ Commissioner
Georges Creek Watershed
Steve Pace ~ Chairman
John Cutchin ~ Treasurer
R. Stewart Bauknight ~ Commissioner
Eddie Crittendon ~ Commissioner
Cynthia Wise ~ Commissioner
Mike Banks ~ District Conservationist
Robby Holcombe ~ Soil Conservation Technician
Oolenoy River Watershed Conservation District Board of Directors Monthly Meetings
All meetings will be held at the Pumpkintown Fire Department
4205 Pumpkintown Hwy Pickens, SC 29671
Regular meetings are the 4th Thursday of each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
Special meetings and agendas will be posted on the outside bulletin board at the fire station. Public input will be allowed at regular scheduled meetings and other meetings as the agenda allows.