Soil & Water Board of Supervisors


  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesdays of each month
  • Bonnie B. Davis Environment and Agricultural Center or Virtual. Meetings are subject to change. Please confirm the meeting information on Orange County's event calendar.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Please contact our office at 919-245-2750 if you would like to request copies of agendas or minutes.


Gail M. Hughes, Chair - Elected 5330 Kiger Rd.
Rougemont, NC 27572

Email Gail Hughes

Clay Parker, Vice-Chair - Appointed 2211 Laws Store Rd.
Hurdle Mills, NC 27243
Karen McAdams - Appointed
1100 Efland-Cedar Grove Road
Elfand, NC 27243
Email Karen McAdams
Richal Vanhook - Elected 9202 Walnut Grove Church Rd
Hurlde Mills, NC 27541
Email Richal Vanhook
William C. Hogan (Chris) - Elected
117 Redbud Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Email William C. Hogan


Operations of Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District are directed by a Board of Supervisors.  Three of the five members are elected officials.  The remaining two are nominated by the Board and appointed by the state Soil and Water Conservation Commission.  All positions are non-partisan. Historically, the same District Law of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (PDF) have always been used.

Concerning Issues

Please email Lisa Pope concerning issues to bring to the attention of the Board or if you wish to be on the agenda.

Standard Meeting Agenda

The sample agenda (PDF) contains a list of items regularly discussed at monthly meetings. The agenda is subject to change as needed.