Associate Supervisor Role
To be an Associate Supervisor, you must live within the county lines of the district and be appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
Associate supervisors may serve on various committees to:
• Assist with operational activities of the district;
• Organize neighborhood demonstrations;
• Explain the district program to prospective cooperators and other interested individuals;
• Distribute soil stewardship material;
• Enlist affiliate members;
• Conduct watershed meetings; and but not limited to
• Assist with district annual meetings.
An excellent time to assign associate supervisors to specific activities is during preparation of the annual plan of work.
Also, decisions on when associate supervisors should meet with the board should be made well in advance and become part of the annual plan of work.
Often, districts may have specific jobs that require particular training and may need individuals to fill this need. Also, districts may ask retired supervisors or professional people to be associate supervisors if they are active and interested in serving.
There is no limit on the number of associate supervisors a district may have.
Associate supervisors may be given as much responsibility as regular supervisors; however, they cannot participate in a board meeting as a voting member. Being an associate supervisor provides excellent training for potential supervisors.
Generally, it requires a supervisor several months to become acquainted with all the district activities.
Being an associate supervisor provides individuals the opportunity to test their talent and determine for themselves the kind of contributions they can make to the district program.