SWCC Job Position Now Available
Administrative Assistant Position
South Walton Community Council (SWCC)
The job will focus on working closely with the Executive Director to ensure that the processes and systems needed to support SWCC to become an influential voice in the community are in place and working efficiently. As consistent processes get implemented, the position will keep developing. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Executive Director.
Someone who desires to take initiative in continue developing an organization and has the skills to do the administrative work associated a not for profit organization. The applicant needs to be flexible and willing to adapt to an evolving set of tasks as the organization changes. Prefer an applicant who demonstrates an interest in and knowledge of the South Walton Community and enhancing and maintaining its character. Computer literate with experience using Quick Books and Microsoft Office.
SALARY AND START DATE
$10 - $12 an hour depending on qualifications and experience; Flex schedule of 20 hours per week. Start immediately or by August 1st.
For the last year & a half cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus & crew have been working on telling the story of our “globally rare & critically imperiled” Coastal Dune Lakes, which has several showings in our area since its release in April. Many residents attended to celebrate how lucky we are to have these gems in our community and to enjoy Elam speak about his experiences while creating this amazing documentary.
If you missed it, here’s a clip of the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=63&v=ASegtEQgasQ
Protect our Coastal Dune Lakes
The current proposed revisions to the coastal dune lakes protections contains explicit language regarding the right to request variances from this section of the land development code, which also implies that some, if not all, of the coastal dune lakes protections included in the Comprehensive Plan will be removed from that plan. SWCC is opposed to this change and it sets a dangerous precedent. Our Walton County Comprehensive Plan was carefully developed and is one source of protection for many of the environmental features of South Walton County.
Also the current proposed Chapter 4 revision raises the limit for lot clearing within the Coastal Dune Lake Protection Zone to 50% from 25%, a full 100% increase. There is also additional clearing allowed for storm water management leaving the possibility for lot clearing on the coastal dune lakes to be 100% outside of the buffer. No science-based reasoning is provided for this increase in the clearing allowed on lots within the Coastal Dune Lakes Protection Zone.
We need to let our public officials know we oppose any relaxation of the protections to our rare coastal dune lakes. The Commissioners are considering these changes close to the time that PBS will be airing the film that Elam Stoltzfus is making about our beautiful lakes. Would it not be high irony that at the time our coastal dune lakes are receiving national attention we are taking steps to degrade those same lakes.
Please continue to write your commissioners and inform your friends.