2 Miss. Code. R. § 902-4.1 - The Soil and Water Conservation District law states

Current through April 7, 2022

The Soil and Water Conservation District law states:

... the commissioners shall be persons who are landowners and/or operators within the geographical areas of the district qualified to perform the specialized skilled services which will be required of them in the performance of their duties hereunder, and able to attend all meetings...

The Commission believes that a commissioner must attend 75% of the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meetings in order to be in keeping with the interest of the law and carry out his/her responsibilities. Therefore, the Commission will not look with favor upon the reelection or reappointment of a commissioner who does not meet this requirement.

In addition to the preceding requirement, there are other desirable characteristics for a good commissioner which should be given special attention during the election and appointment process. An individual who is seeking reelection or reappointment as a commissioner should demonstrate that he/she has...

A. A good knowledge of the authorities and duties of a commissioner and the acceptance of these requirements.
B. Leadership qualities, including initiative, innovation, salesmanship, positive thinking, enthusiasm, trustworthiness, progressive attitudes, dependability, the instincts of a team player, and skills in working with people.
C. Good understanding of the district's soil and water conservation program and active assistance in carrying it out.
D. The time to devote to the affairs of the district.
E. Administrative and managerial ability, including decision making.
F. Good knowledge of the local soil and water conservation problems or needs and the belief that the solution to them is extremely important.
G. The ability to express himself/herself before the public.
H. If a farmer, a good conservation program on his/her farm.

The elected or appointed commissioner should use the preceding criteria to make a self-evaluation of his/her performance as a commissioner and based upon the findings, should decide whether or not to be a candidate for reelection or reappointment.

Notes

2 Miss. Code. R. § 902-4.1
Miss. Code Ann. § 69-27-9

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