Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor: Carter and Greeson win

Nancy Carter and Shawn Greeson won seats as Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor on Tuesday.

Two four-year seats were open with the organization that focuses on the conservation and development of the county’s natural resources. The group provides information and resources to farmers and homeowners, and sponsors student competitions.

With the majority of precincts in, unofficial results showed Carter the top vote-getter with 139,457 votes, and Greeson with 113,402 votes.

Carter, a former Charlotte City Council member representing the eastside, was appointed to her seat in 2012.

“I think I have made inroads in a very rural association to help people understand that rural and urban communities are symbiotic and helpful to each other, and can coexist in a healthy way.”

“This was a passion that I’ve discovered when I was young. … I’m delighted to have this opportunity to learn and to serve.”

Newcomer Greeson is a Plaza Midwood resident and special education teacher and school administrator for a private school for children with special needs. Greeson said after earning his master’s in education from Wingate University, “I had a little extra time on my hands.”

“I just want to be able to turn my faucet on and have clean water, and step outside in the morning and breathe fresh air,” Greeson said Tuesday night.

“I’ve always been very passionate about that. It’s about holding people accountable, and educating the public and letting them make up their own minds (and) presenting them with unbiased information.”