Each year, the Ohio Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Employees (OASWCDE) recognizes a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) supervisor who has been an example of going above and beyond for the SWCD and the community, supporting the employees, and working for the best for the people they represent. This year, Montgomery SWCD’s own Fred Glander was recognized as the OSWCDE Supervisor of the Year.
Glander has served on the Montgomery SWCD Board of Supervisors for 45 years, holding nearly all positions. He has had an excellent attendance record at board meetings and all the extra meetings that come with being involved in the SWCD, like budget hearings, VIP tours, and drainage meetings.
He has supported and promoted conservation practices, such as no-till, that are now considered standard, and was part of the yes vote that allowed the Montgomery SWCD to purchase and rent out a no-till drill and planter for a number of years. Glander also annually helps with the Tree and Plant Sale, helped establish the District’s Group Drainage Program and Ditch Maintenance Program, and has been involved on the state, regional and national level, attending workshops and meetings as well as meeting with legislators.