Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District 

101 North Market 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 resouces.

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.

 Nicole Turner

Nicole is originally from Allegany County Pennsylvania but has lived in St. Clairsville, Ohio for most of her life. She resides in town with her daughter. She has been a healthcare worker for more than seven years and loves working with the community. She has an associates degree in Applied Science from Belmont Technical College, and currently attends West Liberty University majoring in Chemistry with a concentration on Environmental Science. She is involved in water quality analysis research as well as the chemical analysis of natural and farmed ginseng. She hopes to use her education and skills to help conserve and improve our community.

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

Jason Mayberry, Chairman

Don Giffin, Vice-Chairman

Brian Murphy, Fiscal Officer

Nicole Turner, Secretary

Dan Freund, Public Relations

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