Duane Bartels is the district manager and grader operator. He and his wife Myrna have 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren. He has been with the district since 1989 and was a past supervisor of 10 years. He was born and raised in the county, knows all the farmers and ranchers and is aware of the problems associated with dryland agriculture and livestock production. Duane writes the grants to assist the farmers and ranchers in dealing with soil erosion, water quality, and salmon habitat. He administers all the district programs and also operates the district grader when terrace, waterway, and road work needs to be done.
This page was last updated: December 11, 2019
Pamela Kimble has assumed the duties of office clerical assistant and will assist the district with office management and clerical work. Pam also manages and operated the district soil lab. She was born and raised in Garfield County and has lived and worked here for most of her life. She is the wife of P. Ernest Kimble and has three grown children.
Gary Ausman is the Area Engineer for our SE Washington area. He covers Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Palouse, Palouse Rock Lake, Pine Creek, Pomeroy, Walla Walla, and Whitman Conservation Districts. Gary is married and has three children.
Lance Frederick is our latest addition to the Pomeroy CD Staff. Lance will be handling the CREP program and some other duties in the District. Lance was born and raised in Garfield County. He attended college at Spokane Community College of Natural Resources and Fire Science. He has worked for the Federal Government for the past 11 years and has a great knowledge of Garfield County. He recently married.