Each fall Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District holds an election for one three-year position on the five-member Board of Supervisors. This year’s candidate for the open position of supervisor is Nancy Prisk of Southport Island.
Prisk has served on our Board since January 2021 as a voting supervisor. She serves her community as a member of the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission (8 years) and as a member of their Executive Committee for 4 years. From 2015-2018 Nancy represented Southport Island on the regional (Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb and Southport) Joint Economic Development Committee with the goal to promote regional planning and decision making. In 2015, Nancy co-founded the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Land for Southport's Future (LFSF). During the summer of 2020 this community based non-profit organization sponsored and staffed Southport's access to the federal free breakfast and lunch program, "Free Meals for Kids," available to all Southport children. LFSF also partnered with Healthy Lincoln County and Lincoln County Gleaners to provide the "Southport Shares" table filled with fresh vegetables and pantry basics, available weekly on the lawn of the Southport Central School.
In response to the public health concern during the COVID pandemic, LFSF hosted a weekly shopping service with the goal to keep our island elders home safe while having full access to nutritious foods and the opportunity to receive other community support as needed. Prisk is a nontraditional student at the University of Maine, Orono. She will graduate in Spring 2024 with a interdisciplinary master’s degree in Maine Studies, focused on Land Use, Community Engagement and Native American Studies. After a career in education, business, and project management, Prisk uses her skills as a research consultant with a focus on family and community histories. She is a registered researcher with the Maine CDC, the credentials needed to access vital records archived with the state and each municipality. Her business is posted as a resource on the website of the Maine State Library.
All registered voters in Knox and Lincoln counties are eligible to participate in the election. Eligible voters may download ballots and voter registration affidavits from the district website, https://www.knox-lincoln.org/board-of-supervisors or receive a ballot in the mail by contacting the office at 596-2040 or email@example.com. Ballots and voter registration affidavits must be mailed or hand-delivered to the district office at 893 West St, Rockport, ME 04856 and received by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Election results will be published on our website. FMI, please visit our website or call the office at 596-2040 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.