Jerry D. Nichols Re-Elected to TexasState Soil and Water Conservation Board
TEMPLE—Jerry D. Nichols, of Nacogdoches was re-elected May 1, to serve a successive term on the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB).
Nichols represents State District Four which consists of 52 counties in East Texas. State District Four encompasses 37 soil and water conservation districts (SWCDS).
As the lead agency for the state of Texas in addressing agricultural and silvicultural forms of nonpoint source pollution, the TSSWCB also offers a technical assistance program for the state's 216 soil and water conservation districts for the planning, management and abatement of agricultural and silvicultural nonpoint source pollution. The TSSWCB maintains regional offices in strategic locations in the state to help carry out the agency's water quality responsibilities.
The TSSWCB board of directors consists of five elected members and two gubernatorial appointees who must be actively engaged in farming or ranching. The five TSSWCB members are chosen in a convention type election by SWCD directors in the State District in which the TSSWCB member represents.
Nichols, who has served as chairman of the TSSWCB, is also a district director in the Nacogdoches Soil and Water Conservation District which is headquartered in Nacogdoches. He is also a member of the Deep East Texas Association of SWCDS, which consists of 22 SWCDS. He has served as the vice president of the Deep East Texas Association of SWCDS. He has also held the chairman and secretary position with the local SWCD board.
Nichols and his wife Linda are currently involved with livestock, poultry and hay production. Nichols is also active in real estate, banking and forestry.
Nichols holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from TexasA&MUniversity.