Board Members

Districts are made up of cooperators (land owners or managers willing to voluntarily work to conserve and use natural resources). From this group of cooperators, a five-member board is elected to direct the activities of the district.

Current Homer District Supervisors:

Chris Rainwater (Chairman)

Chris was born and raised in Alaska, having spent most of his time on his family’s homestead near the Head of Kachemak Bay. Chris has extensive knowledge of the area’s natural resources, and has been involved in ranching, raising hay, gold mining, and construction work. Chris is an active member of the Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau and currently is serving as the president of the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts.

Otto Kilcher (Vice Chairman)

Otto lives on the family homestead on East End Road. He ranches and operates a boat transportation service. The Kilcher family has a long and colorful history around the Homer area. Otto raises hay and cattle on the homestead and sits on the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area Council and is an active member of the Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau.

Emily Garrity (Secetary/Treasurer)

Emily is a born and raised Alaskan.  She owns a small Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and market garden on the South side of Lookout Mountain.  On the farm she concentrates on using organic growing techniques with an emphasis on soil health.  Having farmed in the Homer area for the past ten years, she is deeply commited to preserving and protecting the land for future generations.  One of her goals as a supervisor is to help pass on the collective knowledge of the board to the younger farming community.

Paul Castellani

Paul arrived in Alaska in 1990 from Missouri.  He and his wife, Jennifer, moved to the southern peninsula in 1994 and started the process of building a small farm.  We've grown vegetables for the Homer Farmers Market for 12 years now and are just getting started.



 Genarita Grobareck 

Genarita moved to Alaska in 2007 to work as a fisheries biologist.  Since settling in Anchor Point in 2009, she has been focused on developing her small scale market garden, and free range egg business that focus on sustainability and environmentally conscious practices.  As a biologist and environmental scientist, she is committed to building awareness of best management practices for the different types of land uses, as well education outreach for the youth in our community to help educate the next generation of stewards of our land


Board Minutes and Agendas

Board typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month, and all meetings are open to the public.

Agenda Minutes
July 13th, 2016 July 13th, 2016
August 10th, 2016 August 10th, 2016
September 14th, 2016 September 14th, 2016
October 12th, 2016 October 12th, 2016
November 9th, 2016 November 9th, 2016


Local Conservation Solutions

About Us

The District Board at a strategic planning session.