Baird Named SCD Coordinator


Staff Report

The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) has named David Baird of Milford as the new District Coordinator, responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the District.

“The Board of Supervisors is excited to have Dave on board,” said SCD Chairman Bill Vanderwende, “and we are looking forward to the direction in which he will be leading the District.”

Baird is a graduate of East Carolina University and earned his MPA from the University of Baltimore.

As former city manager of Georgetown and Milford, Baird has become very familiar with SCD operations. In addition to his local government experience, Baird also is well versed in the areas of public policy, regulatory affairs, legislative affairs, land use/zoning, financial management and budgeting, conservation efforts, public works, economic development, strategic planning, and community relations.

Baird has also been very active serving with several organizations including the Delaware Rural Water Association (DRWA) and the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) where he serves as a member of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and as chairman of the Legislative Committee.

“I thank the Board of Supervisors for their confidence in my abilities,” said Baird. “I look forward to working with the District’s cooperators and partners and the District staff in the stewardship of Sussex County’s soil and water resources.”

Baird will officially assume his new duties effective Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. For more information on the Sussex Conservation District and their programs, please visit or call 302-856-3990, ext. 3.