BOARD and STAFF
- Elected by popular ballot during general election
- Serve 4 year terms without pay
- Attend monthly board meetings, Area IV Annual Meeting and WACD Annual Convention, various public agency meetings and seminars
- Oversee District programs and projects
- Provide direction to District Staff
- Engage public opinions and concerns
- Ensure taxpayer’s money is used wisely
Associate Members: They are appointed and do not vote but provide input in various areas.
Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District - P.O.Box 633, 101 Cypress Ave., Saratoga, WY 82331
Saratoga NRCS Direct Phone Line: 307-326-5657
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Board of Supervisors
Arla Strasser, Chairwoman
Dan Mika, Vice Chairman
Chris Williams, Secretary
Randy Arnold, Treasurer
Scott Kerbs, Member
Joe grew up in Hulett, WY. After serving four years in the Marine Corps, Joe graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology and Management. He joined SERCD as District Manager in 2012. He oversees all District operations, natural resource field projects and maintains working partnerships with various agencies. Joe was named the WACD Outstanding Employee of the Year in 2017. And he most recently accepted the U.S. Forest Service 2018 Rise to the Future Award on behalf of SERCD for his work with partner agencies to improve fisheries.
Jean was hired as Office Manager/Education Coordinator in 2002. She holds a degree in Business Management and Marketing from Chadron State College. From 2002-2019 she developed and implemented the District’s Natural Resource Education Program. Jean oversees budgeting and the financial operations for the District.
Garrett joined SERCD in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a BA in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management and minors in Forest Resources and Reclamation and Restoration Ecology. Garrett is responsible for District field projects which develop and enhance natural resources for Ag producers and residents. He works with partner agencies and private landowners, completes grant applications and reimbursements and also the District’s Annual Report and Plan of Work.
Leanne was named Education/NEPA Coordinator in March 2019. She holds a BS in Animal Science from Colorado State University and MS in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management from the University of Wyoming. Since 2014, she acted as the District’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Consultant. Now, Leanne is responsible for the Natural Resource Education Program and represents the District on local, state, and Federal projects which have the potential to impact the District.