EKCRCD seeks to fill vacancy

EKCRCD seeks to fill vacancyThe Eastern Kern County Resource Conservation District is seeking a director to fill a vacancy on the board.

“If you are interested in conserving natural resources, improving the environment and giving back to your community, this might be your chance to get involved,” said a spokesperson.

The EKCRCD is a special district formed in 1953 that contains a portion of Kern County east of the Sierra Nevada and bounded to the north by the Inyo County line, to the south by the Rosamond Hills area and to the east by the San Bernardino County line.

The district receives a small portion of Kern County property-tax dollars, but also periodically applies for and receives grant funding from the state or federal governments or nonprofit organizations.

Volunteers on the seven-member board meet monthly for the purpose of conserving, improving and sustaining East Kern’s natural resources, environment and economy.

A director’s term of office is four years, with the term expiring on Nov. 25, 2022. Each applicant must be an owner of land or a designated agent of a landowner in the district, must reside in the district and must be a registered voter in the district, according to Public Resources Code, Section 9352.

Applicants should email letters of interest to ekcrcd@gmail.com.

Each letter should contain name, address, telephone number, résumé of work and educational experience demonstrating an interest in soil and water conservation, a brief statement of other qualifications and a statement that you possess the statutory qualifications described above.

Your letter may be mailed to either Kathleen Krause, Kern County Clerk, 1115 Truxtun Ave., 5th Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301, or Eastern Kern Co. RCD, 300 S. Richmond Rd., Ridgecrest, 93555.

Story First Published: 2020-02-14