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​​​The policies under which the division operates are set by the Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission.  This commission is made up of nine district supervisors from across the state appointed to serve by the secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet, with approval from the governor.  The commission members have the responsibility to assist local conservation districts in carrying out their responsibilities.


  • Area 1: Don Overbey (Calloway County)
  • Area 2: Vacancy
  • Area 3: Danny Shipley, Chair (Allen County)
  • Area 4: Bill Harned (Bullitt County)
  • Area 5: Vacancy
  • Area 6: Keith Tingle (Scott County)
  • Area 7: Aaron Lewis (Bell County)
  • Area 8: Lenville Martin (Floyd County)
  • Area 9: Denise Hoffman (Owsley County)

Commission Advisory Members

  • Secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
  • Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture 
  • Director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station 
  • Director of Kentucky Vocational Education 
  • Kentucky State Conservationist for U.S. Department of Agriculture  

Upcoming Commission Meetings

Unless otherwise specified, meetings will be held as a hybrid meeting at 9:00 am.  The in person portion of the meeting will be held at 300 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort.  The videoconference portion of the meeting will be held through Zoom with the meeting ID 845 5362 3580 and passcode SWCC.  Dates are as follows:

  • February 22 at the State Vet's office (Joint meeting with KACD)
  • Apr. 24
  • July 10 at the KACD convention
  • Sept. 18
  • Nov. 20