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Perry SWCD is located in New Lexington, Ohio and services all of Perry County.

(740) 743-1325
212 S. Main Street
New Lexington, OH  43764

Perry County is in the southeastern part of Ohio.  The total area is 262,080 acres or 410 square miles.  Perry County was founded on December 26, 1817 and was the 55th county to be formed in Ohio.  It was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812.  New Lexington is the county seat.


In 1941, the Ohio General Assembly authorized formation of soil and water conservation districts.  The 88 Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts are legal entities of the State of Ohio and are governed by a board of 5 supervisors that serve without pay in the interest of planning and carrying out the district's programs.  The Perry SWCD was organized in June 1944 and was the 29th district to form in Ohio.


Perry SWCD works with citizens of Perry County and local and state agencies to promote good stewardship practices.  Through increased public awareness of these practices and provided technical assistance, the soil, water, and other natural resources should be around for future generations.

January 2023

                                           Election Notice

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Perry Soil and Water
Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals who
own or occupy land within the Perry Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote
for Supervisor.

There are two (2) ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:
1.) In person, at the SWCD office, 212 S. Main Street, Lower Level, from Wednesday, November
1, 2023 until Thursday, November 30, 2023. Voting is available from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday; or
2.) Voting absentee from Wednesday, November 1, 2023 until Wednesday, November 22, 2023, by
requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at the following address, Perry
SWCD, 212 S. Main Street, Lower Level, New Lexington, OH 43764; by calling the Perry SWCD office at
740-743-1325; or by email at Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD
office by November 30, 2023.
Two (2) Supervisors will be elected to a three‐year term commencing January 1, 2024 and ending December 31,
Nominees are:
1. Bev Decore-Trovato
2. Rich Maxwell
3. Mindy Franks

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Hey Folks!  Check out the newly added Perry County Historical Aerial Photos.  Historical being the key word.  Some of the photos are unfortunately missing and some are not in the best shape.  We hope this makes your research a little easier and more convenient.  

Pictured are the Perry SWCD Board of Supervisors  (L to R) Cary Bowers, Rich Maxwell, Dennis Young, Bev Decore-Trovato, and Rob Foster.

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