Did you know that Conservation Districts are a form of local government? The Conservation District Law Act of May 15, 1945 paved the way for the formation of County Conservation Districts in Pennsylvania. This law is the primary legislation that governs the makeup and actions of the Commonwealth's Conservation Districts.
The Indiana County Board of Commissioners appoint the seven member Conservation District Board of Directors, which oversees the District's financial and programmatic operations.
Here, you'll find additional information on the Indiana County Conservation District Board of Directors, as well as records of public meetings and other applicable governance policies and procedures.
It is the Board of Directors’ role to provide guidance and direction as the Conservation District staff work to address the agricultural and resource needs of Indiana County. The Conservation District has agreements with the Departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture to administer some of their programs, yet it is the Board of Directors that establish the overall mission and long range goals for enhancing Indiana County’s resources. The board includes four individuals associated with the agriculture community, two individuals from the urban community, and a Commissioner representative. All voting board members, with the exception of the Commissioner representative, serve four-year terms and are appointed by the County Commissioners. Individuals interested in serving as a board member or associate director should contact the Conservation District for more information.
The Indiana County Conservation District Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30am. Meetings are held at the Conservation District Office. All are welcome.
District board meetings are open to the public and certain records are available for review. Please review our policies regarding public comment and records access.