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District Board

The Kent Conservation District is currently governed by a ten member Board of Supervisors. There are four elected farmer members; one Kent County Levy Court Commissioner representative; one University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Agent who acts as Secretary; two members appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; and two associate members appointed by the Director of DNREC's Division of Soil and Water Conservation for expertise deemed valuable to the operation of the District. The borders of the supervisors area are divided east and west by Rt. 13, and north and south by Route 10. Following is a list of the Board of Supervisors:

Elected board members serve 4-year terms, appointed and associate members 3-year terms.

Name   Position   Term
Robert A. Killen Chairman January 1, 2017 to


Elected Farm Member
December 31, 2020

Edwin J. Alexander

January 1, 2019 to
Camden Elected Farm Member December 31, 2021

Bruce Snow

January 1, 2016 to
Elected Farm Member
December 31, 2019


None Applicable
University of DE Assigned per DE Code

Terry L. Pepper

Levy Court Commissioner
None Applicable
Kent County Designee per DE Code

Matt Webber

Elected Farm Member
January 1, 2018 to
Clayton December 31, 2021

Frederick T. Mott

Appointed Member
September 1, 2016 to
Dover August 31, 2019
Michael Twining Appointed Member October 1, 2017 to


September 30, 2020

Michael K. Brown

Associate Member
November 1, 2017 to
Hartly October 31, 2020

Barbara Reed

Associate Member
January 1, 2019 to
Dover December 31, 2021

For a map of the Elected Farm Member Areas, please click here.

For more information regarding Conservation District Board membership and election rules and procedures, please click here.

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District Staff

Timothy Riley
District Coordinator
Alisa Bentley
Administrative Coordinator
Gayle Wills
Beverly Darling
Nutrient Management
Kerin Hume
Jacob Urian
Sediment & Stormwater
Jared Adkins, P.E.
S & S Program Manager/Engineer
Ray Richter, P.E.
Stormwater Engineer
Jessica Verchick
Stormwater Engineer
Brian deYoung
Engineering Inspector
Roland Kelly
Engineering Inspector
Sean Miller
Urban Conservationist
Tax Ditch/Drainage Assistance
Gene Vanderwende
Field Coordinator

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USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service

Brooke Jones
District Conservationist
James Dick
Program Assistant
Richard Gorlich
Agricultural Engineering
John Bushey
Clarimer Hernandez-Vargas
Soil Conservationist
Lindsay Vanderwende
Civil Engineering Technician

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