Welcome To Swain County

Swain County Soil and Water District
Board of Supervisors

The Swain Soil and Water Conservation District is governed by a five member board of supervisors. The board consists of two members appointed by the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission and three members which are elected by the citizens of Swain County, to a four year staggered term on a non-partisan basis. Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Monday of every month at 9:00 AM in the conference room of the USDA Service Center at 100 Brendle Street in Bryson City, unless otherwise advertised. For upcoming meeting information, please call the office.

Board Members


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Mitchell Jenkins, Chairman
Post Office Box 593
Bryson City, NC 28713

Avery Taylor, Vice Chairman
485 Wildcat Branch Rd
Bryson City, NC 28413

William Shuler, Secretary/Treasurer
1165 West Deep Creek
Bryson City, NC 28713

Clint "Cam" Carson, Jr., Member
120 West Jenkins Branch Road
Bryson City, NC 28713

Philip Carson, Sr., Member
756 Round Hill Road
Bryson City, NC 28713

Office Staff

Shelby Cook
Education Coordinator
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Creeden Kowal
District Director
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Jeffrey Epps
District Conservationist
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Amanda Buchanan
Soil Conservationist
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Michael Wiggins
Soil Conservationist
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Katie Gibbs
Soil Conservationist
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Contact

Soil and Water Conservation Office
100 Brendle Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Contact:
Creeden Kowal
Director
Phone 828-488-2684, ext. 3106
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Shelby Cook
Education Coordinator
Phone 828-488-2684, ext. 3099
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Office Hours:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday