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Agriculture Water Quality Authority

Authority: KRS 224.71-110
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Description: The Authority is a multidiscipline peer group that evaluates, develops and improves best-management practices in conservation plans, compliance planes and forest stewardship management plans. The Authority also establishes statewide and regional agriculture water quality plans and otherwise promote soil and water conservation activities that protect waters of the Commonwealth from the adverse impacts of agriculture operations within the Commonwealth.
Composition: One representative from the Division of Water/Energy & Environment Cabinet; and Division of Public Health Protection and Safety/CHFS serve as ex-officio; Governor may appoint one representative from the US Soil Conservation Service and one from the US Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service. The Governor shall appoint one representative from each of the following from a list of three (3) recommendations by each of the following state agencies and organizations: KY Association of Conservation Districts; KY Department of Agriculture; UK College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service; KY Farm Bureau Federation; Division of Conservation; Division of Forestry; KY Geological Survey; and Environmental organizations. The Governor shall also appoint three members at large from agriculture operations; they shall come from a list submitted by the Soil & Water Conservation Commission, solicited from nominations from KY agriculture operations organizations.
Compensation: expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Number of Members: 15
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Kentucky Division of Conservation 375 Versailles Road
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 573-3080
Fax: (502) 573-1692


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Jeffries, Kevin R.2/6/201510/1/2018Member at-large; Agriculture operations repOldham
McCauley, John W.12/29/2009Member; US Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation ServicesFranklin
Rowlett, David W.11/19/201210/1/2016Member; KY Association of Conservation Districts repCarroll
Billings, Angela 12/29/2009Ex-officio; KY Department of Health Services
Goodman, Peter T.Ex-officio; KY Division of Water
Bryant, Allan3/3/201710/1/2020MemberHenry
Rogers, Keith L.3/3/201710/1/2020Member; Department of Agriculture repFranklin
Taylor, Charles J.3/3/201710/1/2020MemberJefferson
Gumbert, Amanda3/3/201710/1/2020MemberFayette
Thomas, Joseph Lawrence3/3/201710/1/2020Member; KY Farm Bureau repHardin
Wright, James Robert1/24/201810/1/2021Member; Representing the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of ConservationFayette
Akers, E. Paulette1/24/201810/1/2021Member; Representing the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of ConservationWoodford
Clark, Todd Andrew2/28/201810/1/2021Member; representing citizens at-laregeHickman
Lacefield, Brian D.2/28/2018Member; representing the United States Farm Service AgencyWoodford
Clark, Todd Andrew2/28/20189/1/2021MemberFayette
Brunty, Ronald 10/8/201810/1/2022Member; Environmental Organizations repLetcher
Sisk, Joseph Platt10/8/201810/1/2022MemberChristian
Stone, Carl Gregory3/4/2019Member, representing Natural Resource Convention ServicesFayette
Burnett, Mark Lee4/15/201910/1/2022Memeber; representing members at-large from agricultural operationsPulaski

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