Elections and Appointments

In 1939, the Washington State Legislature created Conservation Districts and the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) through the enactment of Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 89.08 for the purpose of conserving natural resources.  Each Conservation District in Washington is governed by a Board of five members, called Supervisors. Three are elected locally by the public, and two are appointed by the WSCC.  At least two of the elected and one of the appointed Supervisors must be local landowners or operators of a farm. The term of office is three years. Supervisors serve without compensation — they are volunteers.

NOTICE OF MID-TERM APPOINTED POSITION VACANCY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a seat on the Jefferson County Conservation District (JCCD) Board of Supervisors is available for a mid-term appointment by the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC). Conservation district Board Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district. An applicant must be a registered voter in Washington State and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Applicants for appointed positions do not have to live within the conservation district to apply.  To learn more about Supervisor responsibilities, click here. To apply, please review the following Conservation District Supervisor Appointment Guide located on the WSCC websiteApplications and supportive materials must be received by the WSCC no later than April 20, 2022. For more information or if you need assistance, please contact the JCCD by mail at 205 W Patison Street in Port Hadlock, WA  98339; by email at tkier@jeffersoncd.org; or  by phone at 360-385-4105; or contact the WSCC via their website or directly by phone at 360-407-7417.

There are no full-term appointed positions on the Jefferson County Conservation District Board of Supervisors expiring in 2022.

2022 ELECTION AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

The District held a mail-in only election on March 8th, 2022 for Supervisor Laurie Hannan’s expiring three-year term. The results of the election will be certified by the WSCC in mid-May, 2022.

The WSCC has adopted election rules in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 135- 110, effective November 19, 2010. The Commission has also adopted an Election and Appointment Guide which incorporates WAC Chapter 135-110 and other best practices and policies for Districts, and standard election forms for District use. Since 1939, District elections are to be conducted annually, during the months of January – March, and must comply with election rules and procedures. The election procedures exist to assist Conservation Districts and Conservation District Supervisors in the election, appointment, and replacement of Supervisors in the State of Washington, and to assure fair treatment of all parties involved in such proceedings, and to provide guidance for compliance with WAC Chapter 135-110.

Conservation Districts take their responsibility to conduct their elections very seriously. The WSCC election rules require fairness and publication of all election-related information to the voting public. Districts routinely go above and beyond the requirements set by the WSCC to promote fairness and fully-inform the public. The WSCC reviews election procedures after each election cycle with an eye toward improving District elections and welcomes input from interested persons on election improvements.

The published election procedures can be requested either by mail from Jefferson County Conservation District, Attention Tracy Kier Election Supervisor, 205C W Patison Street, in Port Hadlock, Washington, 98339; by phone at 360-385-4105; or by email at tkier@jeffersoncd.org.  Additional information can also be found on the WSCC website located at www.scc.wa.gov (Elections & Appointments) or by contacting the WSCC Elections Officer, Bill Eller, at PO Box 47721, in Olympia, Washington, 98504-7721, or at 509-385-7512.