In 2010, Commissioner Marshall approached me about serving on the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Court. I was subsequently appointed by Judge Williams and Judge Boyer on Nov. 23, 2010, as Washington County's representative to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Court. We have not had a local judge representing Washington County on this court for the past few years. I have always maintained an interest in the work of this body. While our daughter was growing up, our family spent many summer days on their lakes and at their campgrounds. For the past few years the Frontier Hiking Club (of which I am a member) has enjoyed many of their hiking trails. We also live in the flood plain.