North Plains Groundwater Conservation District (NPGCD) is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. The Board’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, adopting and monitoring the District’s annual budget, setting an annual tax rate and other fees to fund the budget, setting District goals, developing and implementing the District’s management plan, adopting and enforcing District Rules, ensuring the District operates within its statutory authority, and developing and implementing policies and other orders.
The positions rotate every two years with terms of four years for each member; rotating elections of the West and East side of the district every two years. The next election will be for the East side of the district including the counties of Hutchinson, Hansford, Ochiltree, and Libscomb will be held in November of 2024. The next time the West side including the counties of Dallam, Hartley, Sherman, and Moore will be up for reelection will be in November of 2026.
Mark Howard will be the President representing the county of Hartley. Mark has been a member of the board since 2014. Danny Krienke the Vice President and representing Ochiltree has been a member since 2000. Bob Zimmer will be the next Secretary representing Hutchinson and Hansford counties and has been a director since 2004. The other four Director’s are Allan Frerich representing Dallam, Frerich will be taking the spot of Zac Yoder for Dallam; Justin Crownover representing Sherman, Harold Grall representing Moore, and Gene Born representing Libscomb.
As of January 1, 2023, the new officers will start their positions and serve for a term for two years.
The North Plains Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors, Board Meetings are scheduled once a month, usually on the second Tuesday of each month and open to the public. For more information about meetings or attending a meeting call the NPGCD office at 806-935-6401.