Herkimer County Soil & Water Conservation
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About Herkimer County Soil & Water Conservation
We are a political subdivison of New York State and contracted with Herkimer County. Our 5 member board of directors consists of 2 county legislative reps, a grange rep, a farm bureau rep, and a member at large. Our staff consists of District Manager - Gerry Smithson, Secretary/Treasurer - Julie Panko, Natural Resource Conservation Technician - Katie Whitcomb, Soil & Water Resource Conservationist - Tyler Kelley, and Conservation Aide - Bob Tilbe. We are a local government agency dedicated to serving the landowners and municipalties of Herkimer County.
Gerry Smithson - District Manager
Julie Panko - Secretary/Treasurer
District Board of Directors:
Chairman, Farm Bureau
Bernard Z Peplinski Sr.
Vice Chairman, County Legislature
Member at Large
Member, County Legislature
Tyler Kelley - Soil & Water Resource Conservationist
Katie Whitcomb - Natural Resource Conservation Tech
Bob Tilbe - Conservation Aide