A. Two members of
each board of commissioners are appointed by the MS Soil and Water Conservation
Commission. The qualifications, authorities, duties, term of office, etc., are
the same as for an elected commissioner, with the exception of residency. An
appointed commissioner need only be a resident and/or operator within the SWCD
they represent. As with the election of commissioners, the Commission will
depend heavily upon the district commissioners for assistance.
B. Approximately seventy-five (75) days
before the expiration of the commissioner's term of office, the Commission will
notify the district. The notification will show the name of the Commissioner
and the date his/her term of office expires and the beat for which the
appointment is to be made. Included with the notification will be the
Appointment Recommendation Form (Exhibit 9).
C. The agreement on this form should be
discussed with the nominee, who must sign and date the form if he/she agrees to
D. The majority of
the district commissioners must approve the recommendation and enter the
decision in the official minutes of the Board.
E. The recommendation should be sent to the
Commission will approve or disapprove the recommendation; if approved, the term
of office will be established.
The Commission will notify the commissioner about his/her appointment and
provide him/her an identification card.
H. A copy of the appointment information must
be maintained in the district file for at least three (3) years.