Absentee ballots are available here (note 12/7: absentee ballots are no longer available because elections are complete) and must be turned into the Conservation District office by 3:00pm on December 6th, 2018.
Our local leaders running for election are:
Running for one-year term (1 seat):
Ray Ludwa: Ray hopes to bring a balanced experience base to the ACD board with his experience in conservation and business, as well as organizational development skills. He has served on Torch Lake, Three Lake, Watershed GTB, and ERCOLA boards as both a member and officer, and currently serves on Munson Foundation and Medical Center boards. He has been a business owner in Bellaire since 1983, and a fulltime resident since 1999. He is an avid gardener, fine woodworker, and enjoys playing sports.
Running for four-year term (2 seats):
Randy Johnson: Randy, a retired fish farmer, wishes to “give back” to the conservation district, as it provided valuable support with early redevelopment and management practices of his farm, Glacier Springs Trout Farm. Randy has a rich history in conservation, studying fisheries biology for his undergrad and fisheries biology and aquatic ecology for his masters at Michigan State University. He and his wife, Bonnie, volunteered through the US Peace Corps in the Philippines in a fisheries program during the mid-70s. Randy says “I feel that I have the time and insight to be a contributing member of the board.”