EKCRCD seeks board applicants

EKCRCD seeks board applicantsThe 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 and improving the environment and are ready to give 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 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 and periodically applies for and receives grant funding from the state or federal government or nonprofit organization.

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

A director’s term of office is four years, with the vacant seat expiring in Nov. 25, 2022. An applicant must be a landowner or a designated agent of a landowner in the district, reside in the district and be a registered voter in the district (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.

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

Story First Published: 2020-02-28