Chairman Monroe graduated from the University of Georgia, class of 1966 with a BS degree in Zoology and MS degree in Wildlife Biology.
With a lifelong commitment to environmental conservation, Supervisor Monroe retired from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in 2004 after 28 years of service. He has served our conservation district for 9 years.
Jerry Holcomb, Vice- Chair
Supervisor Holcomb was born and raised on a diversified dairy, beef, and row crop farm in Peach County Georgia. He attend the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural School from 1965-1967.
He went on to receive the American Farm degree from FFA (Future Farmers of America) in 1968 and graduated from the University of Georgia’s School of Agriculture in 1969. Supervisor Holcomb then went on to obtain his Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia in 1980.
Jerry worked for the University of Georgia Extension Service as a County Agent from 1969 to 1999. Presently, he is serving his second term as a Coastal Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District elected supervisor for Liberty County. He has served as a supervisor for 9 years. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Consulting Arborist, operating a consulting business statewide.
Treasurer F. Warnell, Jr.
Supervisor Warnell is a certified Forester and Arborist. He graduated from the University of Georgia, Class of 1971. His legacy, Warnell University and the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, are staples in environmental education in Georgia.
Supervisor Warnell owns and operates Warnell Timber & Land LP Company and dedicates his time to Arbor Day, Coastal Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District, and Coastal Georgia RC&D Council.
When not volunteering his time to support conservation, Supervisor Warnell enjoys spending time at Groveland, in Historic Bryan County. He has served as a supervisor for 12 years.
Supervisor Coffer graduated from Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, GA and went on to attend North Georgia Trade and Vocational School in Clarksville, GA on a baseball and basketball scholarship.
Working for Savannah Electric and Power for 15 years, he retired from Coastal Utilities after 33 years of service. Supervisor Coffer has dedicated many years and a gratuitous amount of time to soil and water conservation over the past three decades.
His support for the Coastal Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District and Coastal Georgia RC&D have been instrumental in environmental conservation and its progress. He has served as a supervisor for our conservation district for 25 years.
Horace B. Waller
Supervisor Waller is a third generation farmer on the sustainable 700 acre Ottawa Farms, which was established in 1878 by his family.
In 1986, Supervisor Waller was awarded Conservationist of the Year and continues working to conserve our natural resources wisely for future generations. He has served as a supervisor for 37 years.
Presently, he serves as President of Coastal Georgia’s RC&D, Strawberry Growers Association, and Coastal Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District.
Supervisor Zipperer graduated from the University of Georgia’s School of Agriculture in 1954 and went on to farm vegetables, grain, and cattle in Chatham County throughout his life.
He served as a State Senator representing the Coastal Georgia area for 8 years and has been a supervisor for Coastal Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District and Coastal Georgia RC&D for 35 years.
Supervisor Zipperer also served as the president of the Chatham County Farm Bureau for 40 years. He has served as a supervisor for our district for 35 years.
Supervisor Norman is known for his collection of classic cars, wagons, tractors, and buggies, but he also volunteers his time to conserve our natural resources.
Raised on the beautiful Tea Grove Plantation, Supervisor Norman grew up as a row crop and hog farmer.
He also dedicates his time to the Regional Planning and Development Commission and was Liberty County’s Farm Bureau for 30 years. He served as County Commission Chairman from 1988-1992. He has served as a supervisor for our conservation district for 15 years.
Supervisor Stafford has worked as self-educated Naturalist and Arborist for over 20 years. He has served our district as a supervisor for 25 years.
Stafford Farms is known for its timber, mini goat ranch, and blueberries. In 2011, Stafford Farms was the tree farm of the year state-wide.
Supervisor Hawthorne is a lifelong resident of McIntosh County where his wife, Lottie, and he own and operate a small farm.
Supervisor Hawthorne was appointed to serve the Coastal Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District in 1993 and has been volunteering his time to better the environment ever since.
Supervisor Hawthorne was elected District Chairman in 1997 and served through 2008. While District Chairman, the Coastal Georgia Soil and Water District was awarded “District of the Year” and “Supervisor of the Year.” He has served our district for 22 years.
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