Goochland and me
Goochland has a small population, a little over 22,000, which means interacting with officials happens at a manageable human scale. Of the neighboring counties, only Cumberland is smaller. In Goochland you can be on a first name basis with the building official, your district board supervisor, your Soil and Water District managers or the District’s elected directors.
The close connection between the voter and official can frankly be a lot of pressure for the official, but it also affords the greater reward of neighbor serving neighbor. It is in that spirit of service that I seek the position of director for the Monacan Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD).
I live and work in Goochland as a farmer and owner/operator of the oldest wedding venue in Goochland County. Both these pursuits need a pristine environment where the lands and waters are carefully looked after. My experience dovetails nicely with the goals of the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and its Foundation; namely, “to provide and promote leadership in the conservation of natural resources through stewardship and education programs.” I look forward to advancing these goals and assisting our citizens.
One of the things that makes me proud to be from Goochland is that our county repeatedly wins best voter turn out in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Most of us ±18,000 voters diligently perform our civic duty. On November 5, 2019, I would be honored if most of you would choose me to serve you as Soil and Water director.
Very cordially yours,
Sebastian Volcker for Monacan Soil & Water Conservation District