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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County, photo by David Hargis

Division of Conservation
Soil and Water Conservation Commission

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: Scott Parsons (Christian County)
Area 2: John Denton, Chairman (Henderson County)
Area 3: Danny Shipley (Allen County)
Area 4: Ray Adams, Secretary (Jefferson County)
Area 5: Marc Hult (Kenton County)
Area 6: Billy Doolin (Garrard County)
Area 7: Jack Roberts, Vice-Chairman (Wayne County)
Area 8: Sanford Holbrook (Magoffin County)
Area 9: Peggy Conway (Perry 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  

2016 commission meetings
Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held at 9 a.m. in the Division of Conservation conference room, 2 Hudson Hollow in Frankfort. Dates are as follows:

  • Jan. 15
  • March 21
  • May 16 at the Eden Shale Farm in Owington
  • July 10 at the KACD Convention at the Holiday Inn in Bowling Green
  • Sept. 19
  • Nov. 21

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 Recent Commission Minutes

Joint Meeting Minutes 01-15-16
Commission Minutes 11-16-15
Commission Minutes 09-21-15
Commission Minutes 07-19-15
Commission Minutes 05-18-15