Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District 

130 West Main Street * St. Clairsville, OH 43950 

Phone 740-526-0027 * Fax 740-526-0032

Mission Statement: To educate and assist present and future landowners in the wise use of our soil and water resources.

Belmont SWCD Supervisors

The Belmont Soil & Water Conservation District is governed by a five-member board that serve staggered, three-year terms.   

Jason Mayberry

Jason is a manager at Kuester Implement in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He was active in FFA and a long time resident of Belmont County. He tries to be a good steward of the land.

Don Giffin

Don was born in 1939 on his father's farm in Belmont County. In 1944, he and his family moved to his mother's farm on Patterson Hill Road in Bellaire. Upon graduation from Bellaire High School, Don was hired by AEP.
He started out as a lineman, and worked his way up to Supervisor, finally retiring after 36 years of service. In 1994, Don and his wife of 53 years, Paula, purchased the family farm from his mother's estate.
Together, they graze feeder calves until they are yearlings and then market them. Don and Paula have two children, Donny and Susan. Don tries to be a good steward of the land, and wishes to leave it better than he found it

Brian Murphy

Brian is a lifelong resident of Belmont County. He attended Union Local Schools growing up. Mr. Murphy is a graduate of The Ohio State University ATI.
He now operates a farm in the county raising corn, soybeans and hay. He is married to his wife Audrey and they have two children.

 Ron Duvall

Ron is a lifelong resident of Belmont County. He grew up on his family's farm in Jacobsburg, Ohio. When he was young, his family had a dairy farm and later raised sheep. He currently lives in Barnesville with his wife and 2 children.
They raise sheep on their farm and try to be good stewards of the land by developing springs, practicing rotational grazing, keeping fences maintained, and ensuring the well being of all animals on their farm.
Ron is employed by American Energy Corporation and would welcome the opportunity to serve on the Board of Supervisors at Belmont SWCD.

Dan Freund

Dan lives outside of Bridgeport off of St.R 250. He has been a farmer for his entire life. His family covers about 500 acres and consists of a cow-calf operation with about 60 head of cattle.
Mr. Freund, since retiring from the construction trade after more than 30 years of service, now spends his time tending the farm and taking hay.

Current Office

Don Giffin, Chairman

Brian Murphy, Vice-Chairman

Jason Mayberry, Fiscal Officer

Dan Freund, Secretary

Ron Duvall, Public Relations

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