He was appointed March 17 to fill the vacated position of Donnie Richardson. He is a native of Richmond County and is a graduate of Richmond County High School. He attended UNC-Wilmington and has a BA in communications. Lambeth lives in Derby with his wife, Mary Kate and year old son, Cole. He has worked on the Triple L Farm all his life.
The Richmond County Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of the State of North Carolina managed by a board of supervisors. The boundaries of the District coincide with those of Richmond County.
SWCDs are local units of government that manage and direct natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with landowners in both rural and urban settings to carry out programs for the conservation, use, and development of soil, water, and related resources. Districts fill the niche of providing soil and water conservation services to owners of private lands.
Supervisors set overall policy and long-term objectives for their district and work with SWCD staff to see that policies and plans are implemented. The board meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. and meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the board is to guide soil and water conservation efforts with the District. They identify overall conditions or problems needing attention and enlist necessary technical assistance from federal, state and local agencies, or private individuals.
The current board members are Myers Waddell, chairman; Larry Chandler, vice-chairman; Robert Hill, secretary/treasurer; Jeff Joyner, member and Jed Lambeth, member.