About Us


our history

The Summit Soil and Water Conservation District was established in Summit County in 1946, and is one of the 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the State of Ohio. The Districts were established to address conservation needs in each county.

Summit SWCD is a subdivision of the State of Ohio Department of Agriculture and has operating agreements with the following agencies: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Department of Agriculture/Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.




Paul Wilkerson, Member;  Craig Graf, Vice Char;  Robert W. Bobel, Chair;  Martin Hilovsky, Secretary; Dennis Stoiber, Treasurer
(pictured from left to right)


The programs of the Summit SWCD are overseen by a five-member Board of Supervisors who are publicly elected for three-year terms. They serve as volunteers and do not receive any financial compensation.

Summit SWCD Board meetings are free and open to the public, and are held on the third Monday of every month. Please check the calendar for updates and changes in time and date including the annual meeting date.

our staff

Brian Prunty
, District Administrator, (330)-926-2448
Jeannine Royer, Administrative Assistant, (330)-926-2445
Sandy Barbic, Education Specialist, (330)-926-2452
Julie Berbari, Stormwater Specialist, (330)-926-2446
Stephanie Deibel, Stormwater Specialist, (330)-926-2455
Alina Godbey, Stormwater Specialist, (330)-926-2443


"providing local leadership and technical assistance for innovative programs to conserve soil, improve water quality, and enhance the natural resources of Summit County"