Code of Virginia - Title 10.1 Conservation - Section 10.1-502 Soil and Water Conservation Board; composition

§ 10.1-502. Soil and Water Conservation Board; composition

The Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board is continued and shall perform the functions conferred upon it in this chapter. The Board shall consist of 10 voting members. The Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, or his designee, shall be a member of the Board. Three at-large members of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor. After the initial staggering of terms, nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for a term of four years. At least two of the three at-large members should have a demonstrated interest in natural resource conservation with a background or knowledge in dam safety, soil conservation, water quality protection, or urban point or nonpoint source pollution control. Additionally, four members shall be farmers and two members shall be farmers or district directors, appointed by the Governor from a list of two qualified nominees for each vacancy submitted by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Soil and Water Conservation Board in joint session, each for a term of four years. All appointed members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as described above, except that such appointments shall be for the unexpired terms only. The Board may invite the Virginia State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, to serve as an advisory nonvoting member. The Board shall keep a record of its official actions, shall adopt a seal and may perform acts, hold public hearings, and promulgate regulations necessary for the execution of its functions under this chapter.

(Code 1950, § 21-6; 1950, p. 77; 1954, c. 670; 1956, c. 654; 1960, c. 208; 1964, c. 512; 1968, c. 149; 1970, c. 480; 1984, c. 750; 1985, c. 448; 1988, c. 891; 1989, c. 656; 1991, c. 188; 1992, c. 121; 2003, c. 128; 2005, c. 102.)

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