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1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
Fax: (614) 486-9614

Board of Supervisors

In Ohio, soil and water conservation districts are administered by a board of five supervisors. Supervisors are elected to three-year terms in public elections conducted by the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Supervisors volunteer their time, energy and expertise.

2021 Board of Supervisors

Chris Wible

Board Chair
An Ohio native and OSU alumni, Chris believes in community engagement and community participation for the protection and enhancement of natural resources. He has spent the past twenty years engaged in promoting business and community involvement in environmental stewardship and conservation efforts.

Working to protect our environment through collaboration with, and participation of ,the business community, Chris served on the Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force I & II and currently serves on the National Pest Management Association's Public Policy Committee and the Ohio Pest Management Association's Legislative Committee. He is the Co-Chair of the Ohio Federation of SWD's Urban Networking Committee, working with Ohio's 88 counties to optimize stormwater management and urban conservation efforts through sharing of resources and expertise. He is actively engaged with our conservation partners at the local, state and federal levels to help ensure FSWCD has the resource required to meet the needs of our Franklin County residents and businesses.

Chris is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned his B.S. (Microbiology), and his M.B.A graduate from Ashland University

Jessica D'ambrosio

Jessica D’Ambrosio is the Western Lake Erie Project Director for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, where she works with agriculture to keep farming productive and profitable while protecting Lake Erie and its tributaries. She believes that we need to work collaboratively to establish a shared community vision and set of goals in order to protect the land and waters on which all life depends. Prior to joining the Conservancy, she was an assistant professor of cooperative education in the sciences for Antioch College and was a program manager for the Ohio Nonpoint-source Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Program, an extension education program of The Ohio State University.

Jessica has a MS in environmental science and a Ph.D. in soil and water engineering from The Ohio State University. Her area of expertise includes watershed management, hydrology and agricultural drainage which has lead to being a technical adviser for many state and local groups involved in both urban and agricultural water resources management including MORPC, Franklin Soil and Water, The Nature Conservancy, watershed groups, and municipalities.

Marty Wicks

Board Member
Marty is a 24 year veteran with the U.S. Army and Ohio National Guard, where he was promoted through the ranks to Captain, and served as an Environmental Trainer, visiting National Guard units in Ohio to ensure their compliance with EPA regulations in their armories and surrounding areas. He has also been a science/math school teacher in the Westerville School District since 1970. Marty earned his BA of Science with a focus in sociology and psychology from Excelsior College, a minor in Business, Master in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University, with a Certificate of Administration from The Ohio State University. He currently teaches sixth grade math at Heritage Middle School in Westerville, and actively works with students in the Service Learning Initiative, functioning as part of a Service Learning Team that leads students into a global awareness mind set. He also runs an environmental awareness class annually throughout the summer with the assistance of the FWSCD staff where he works with students in identifying macroinvertebrates to determine the water quality index. Additionally, students walk away from the class understanding the stresses that the human population can inflict on the environment. Marty was awarded Environmental Teacher of the Year by the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District in 2004. Marty is married and a father of three and grandfather to a boy and a girl. He spends time playing his piano, learning guitar, swimming, and working out at the gym. He has also been voted onto the Franklin County Planning Commission as a board member.