2020 Board of Supervisors Election Results
After the votes were counted, two winners of the 2020 Lucas SWCD Board of Supervisors Election were announced: Jim Vogelbacher and Kevin Joyce will serve three-year terms as Board Supervisors beginning on January 1, 2021.
Jim has served as a Lucas SWCD Board Supervisor since March 2017. He has been a life-long farmer in Jerusalem Township, producing corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay. Jim has implemented many conservation practices on his farm including no-till, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), filter strips, and variable rate technology (VRT). His efforts earned him the award of Lucas SWCD Cooperator of the Year in 1997. Jim is also retired from 32 years of service at Toledo Edison. He has been married to his wife Mona for 46 years and has 3 grown children. Jim is excited to continue to serve the Lucas SWCD by working for conservation in Lucas County and promoting the appreciation of our unique soil & water resources.
Kevin Joyce is joining the Lucas SWCD Board of Supervisors and most recently served as the Executive Director of the Black Swamp Conservancy for more than seven years. During that time, he gained extensive experience in conservation, farmland preservation and was also on the steering committee of the Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts. Kevin has been a member of the Natural Resources Assistance Council of Lucas County for 11 years. He has lived in Lucas County for over 40 years. Kevin has a law degree from University of Toledo, a Master's degree from Bowling Green State University's College of Business, and a Bachelor's degree in biology from Case Western Reserve University. His wife is an registered nurse with Hospice of Northwest Ohio. They have two adult daughters. Kevin became interested in serving on the Lucas SWCD Board after working successfully with several northwest Ohio SWCDs while he was with Black Swamp Conservancy.