Amherst County Director


Robert E Lee Soil and Water Conservation District is currently accepting candidates for the vacant Amherst County director position. This is an unpaid position, and the candidate must reside in Amherst County.

The responsibilities as a district director are as follows:

§ 10.1-529.1. Duties of district directors.

In addition to other duties and powers, district directors shall:

1. Identify soil and water issues and opportunities within the district or related to the district and establish priorities for addressing these issues;

2. Seek a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues that impact soil and water, and assist in resolving the identified issues at the watershed, local, regional, state, and national levels;

3. Engage in actions that will improve soil and water stewardship by use of locally led programs;

4. Increase understanding among community leaders, including elected officials and others, of their role in soil and water quality protection and improvement;

5. Foster discussion and advancement within the community of positions and programs by their district;

6. Actively participate in the activities of the district and ensure district resources are used effectively and managed wisely; and

7. Support and promote the advancement of districts and their capabilities

Our district holds monthly board meetings the fourth Thursday of every month, except December, and various committee meetings throughout the year. If you are interested in being considered please submit a resume and cover letter to our office at 7631-A Richmond Hwy. Appomattox, VA 24522 or by email to