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Kristy Hawthorne, District Program Administrator

Kristy Hawthorne, District Program Administrator

Kristy Hawthorne has served with Licking County Soil & Water for 11 years.  In April 2020, Kristy was appointed as the District Program Administrator to lead the organization.  

Licking County’s diverse land uses creates a diverse Soil & Water Program.  Kristy directs twelve staff members responsible for robust programming for the agricultural community, stormwater management and educational programming on water quality and healthy soil.

Licking County Soil & Water works with landowners to conserve the natural resources through local leadership, education and technical assistance.  Kristy oversees programs such OEPA Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and USDA cost share programs, ODA Farmland Preservation Easement management, and development of Nonpoint Source Implementation Strategies. 

She chairs and serves on various committees, including Licking County River Round Up, the Licking Land Trust, Hartford Fair Natural Resources Area, and  Licking County Farm Bureau Board.  Partnering with federal, state and local entities, Soil & Water provides support for the Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow watershed group, South Licking Watershed Conservancy District, and the Central Ohio Watershed committee. 

Contact Kristy at 740.670.5330 or