MECOSTA AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES — The Osceola-Lake and Mecosta Conservation Districts are seeking candidates to serve on their board of directors for a four-year term.

Two director positions are open on the Osceola-Lake Conservation District Board, and one director position is open on the Mecosta Conservation District Board. To serve on the Osceola-Lake Conservation District Board, candidates must be a resident of Osceola County or the east half of Lake County. To serve on the Mecosta Conservation District Board, candidates must be a resident of Mecosta County.

Candidates must submit a petition signed by at least five residents of the district. A resident is an individual of legal age who can verify their age by one piece of identification.

Nominating petitions are available at either conservation district office. The deadline for nominating petitions is 4 p.m. on July 27. Election results will be announced at the district’s annual meeting, scheduled for Sept. 28 at the Paris Park Fish Hatchery.

For more information or more details regarding the duties and responsibilities of a district director, contact either district. The Osceola-Lake Conservation District office is located at 138 W. Upton Ave., Suite 2, in Reed City, and can be reached at (231) 832-2950. The Mecosta Conservation District office is located at 18260 Northland Drive in Big Rapids, and can be reached at (231) 796-0909 ext. 3. Both offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.