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Why Charlie Meier

• Agricultural Background: Centennial farm awarded the 2009 Conservation Farm Family of the Year. Conservator of the land with a responsibility to restore its natural productive beauty for the future generations.

• Active supporter of 4-H, Future Farmers of America, Heritage House Museum Incorporated and an active member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ.

• Washington County Board Member: Serving on the Legislative, Sheriff, Road & Bridge and Assessment Committees.

• BCMW Board Vice-Chairman: Serving Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties, overseeing social programs Headstart and Senior Meals.

• Board of Director of the Southwestern Illinois Recreation, Conservation and Development (RCD): Serving Madison, St. Clair, Clinton, Washington, Bond, Monroe and Randolph counties. Conservation development with a goal of increased job opportunities, economic stability and improving the environment in the area.

• Member of Okawville Chamber of Commerce: Serving on the Okawville Tourism Tax Committee.

• Jaycee's Illinois State Executive Board Member and an inductee of the Illinois Jaycee's Hall of Fame.

• Member of Building on Excellence Committee: Influential member to the expansion of the Okawville Junior and High School.