Two members of the Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District board of supervisors resigned last week, leaving EKCRCD with two vacancies they are looking to fill quickly in order to get back to full staff.
Don Joe McKernan and Scott Shacklett were the two board members who resigned. Upon acceptance, the new board members will carry out the remainder of the terms left unfinished by McKernan and Shacklett.
McKernan resigned on April 5, and the remainder of his term runs until November, 2018. Shacklett resigned on April 7, and the remainder of his term runs until November, 2020.
Those interested in applying should file an application in writing to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, located at 1115 Truxtun Ave., 5th floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301. The application should include the particular Resource Conservation District Board for which the applicant is applying to, which would be EKCRCD in this case.
The application should also include the applicants name, address, phone number, resume of work and education demonstrating interest in soil and water conservation, and a brief statement about other qualifications. In order to prove eligibility, applicants should also include a statement that he or she is a landowner or designated agent of a landowner and resides within the district.
Resource Conservation Districts are non-regulatory, political subdivisions of the state of California, according to EKCRCD's website. They provide local leadership and deliver conservation measures to their constituents.
Board members are unpaid volunteers. The EKCRCD board typically holds their monthly meetings in the morning in Ridgecrest, though evening meetings are occasionally held in California City.