Blair County Conservation District Board

Our Directors

The Blair District has a 7-member board consisting of four “Farmer Members,” two “Public Members” and one representative of the County Governing Body.  Farmer and Public Members are appointed to serve 4-year terms while the representative of the County Governing Body is appointed annually.  Blair County Commissioners solicit nominations annually for director positions from approved Nominating Organizations

Front Row (L to R) Jim Biddle, Alan Gearhart; Harold Bailey
Back Row (L to R) Blaine Smith, John Morrow; Gary Long; former Commissioner Terry Tomassetti

 Board Member

Position

Term Ends

Serving From

James E. Biddle, Jr.

Chairman

12/31/2023

Williamsburg

Blaine L. Smith

Vice Chairman

12/31/2025

Duncansville

Gary R. Long

Secretary Treasurer

12/31/2023

Tyrone

R. Alan Gearhart

Farmer Member

12/31/2025

Martinsburg

John B. Morrow

Farmer Member

12/31/2022

Tyrone

Comm. Bruce Erb

County Commissioner

12/31/2022

County of Blair

Cindy D. Bigelow

Farmer Member

12/31/2024

Williamsburg

Nominating Organizations

Nominating organizations play an important role in the selection of Conservation District Directors.  Annually the County of Blair contacts the nominating organizations (who are approved by the State Conservation Commission) to solicit candidates for appointments to fill expiring or vacant terms.  Interested groups that would like to participate in the nomination process should contact the district for more information regarding the criteria and approval process for nominating organizations.

Blair County Pomona Grange

Blair County Farm Bureau

Juniata Valley Audubon Society

Blair/Huntingdon Farm Service Agency

Blair County Holstein Club

Morrisons Cove Dairy Show, Inc.

Blair County Cooperative Extension

Blair County Assoc. of Twp. Officials

District Meeting Schedule 2022

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, PUBLIC MEETINGS, EXCEPT JUNE AND OCTOBER MEETINGS, WILL HAVE A TELEPHONE CONFERENCE OPTION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The public may participate in-person at the District Office or by telephone conference by calling 1-408-419-1715 and entering Meeting ID 2468097638 and Participant Passcode 0261.

June and October meetings will be in-person only.  A telephone conference option will not be offered for the June and October meetings.

District Office, 1407 Blair Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

 Date

Time

Location

January 24

1:30 PM

District Office

February 28

1:30 PM

District Office

March 21

7:30 PM

District Office

April 18

7:30 PM

District Office

May 16

7:30 PM

District Office

June 27

7:30 PM

NatureWorksPark

July 18

7:30 PM

District Office

August 15 - CANCELLED

7:30 PM

District Office

September 19

7:30 PM

District Office

October 20

7:00 PM

East Freedom Fire Hall

November 21

7:30 PM

District Office

December 19

1:30 PM

District Office