Hillsborough Soil & Water Conservation District
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The affairs of the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District are directed by a Board of five supervisors.  The office of Soil and Water Conservation District is non-partisan and district wide. Candidates are elected in a general election to a 4-year term. Vacancies are filled by the remaining supervisors until the next regular session. Supervisors receive no monetary compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses.  The District has three full time employees to help carry out the District's programs.

District Supervisors

District Staff

  • Tosca Saffold, Administrative Specialist
  • Sarah Ernst, Environmental Outreach Coordinator
  • Betty Jo Tompkins, Executive Director 

The Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District's supervisors serve as a local unit
of government, which prioritize and assist in the delivery of services provided by USDA/NRCS
at the local level.

FY16 Adopted Budget

The Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District is funded by Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners based on the extent of budgetary authority, taxing authority, the ability to obligate funds to finance any deficits and the ability to fund any significant operational subsidies.

2015 Audit Report

The Annual Financial Audit Report:

  • Covers the results of an annual financial audit
  • Examines financial statements in order to assess whether they are fairly presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Examines whether operations are properly conducted in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Must be filed with:
    • The Auditor General
    • The Department of Financial Services

Annual Financial Report

The Annual Financial Report is a very important report that the Department of Financial Services uses to collect uniform revenue, expenditure, debt, and other financial data from all special districts, municipalities, and counties in Florida.  The Department of Financial Services compiles data and provides it to the Florida Legislature, state and local agencies and citizens.  The data is also available on the website above. 

For the code of Ethics information, visit the Ethic Laws page on the Florida Commission on Ethics website.

USDA-NRCS (partners)