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. Supervisors serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district. Click here to learn more about conservation district supervisor responsibilities.

2023 SUPERVISOR ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT

2023 ELECTION

A mail-in only election will be held on March 8, 2023 for the District’s full-term elected position.  The elected position whose term is expiring in May 2023 is currently held by Julie Boggs.

ELECTION PROCEDURES AND ASSISTANCE

All election-related forms, correspondence, inquiries, and requests for assistance or special accommodations should be directed to the District’s Elections Supervisor, Tracy Kier, by email at tkier@jeffersoncd.org, by telephone at 360-385-4105, or by mail to 205C W Patison Street, Port Hadlock, Washington, 98339. The District office is currently open to the public by appointment only. Additional information can also be found on the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) website, and under the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 135-110, or by contacting Bill Eller of the WSCC at beller@scc.wa.gov or 509-385-7512.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES – FILING DEADLINE 5:00 P.M., FEBRUARY 6, 2023

Candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District, which includes all of Jefferson County, including the City of Port Townsend. For more information, please see the WSCC Guide to Elections for Conservation District Candidates. Interested Candidates must file the required Candidate Information for the Office of Elected Supervisor form with the District office on or before 5:00 p.m. (PT) on February 6, 2023. Candidate forms submitted by mail postmarked no later than February 6, 2023, will also be accepted.

ELIGIBLE VOTERS AND BALLOTS

Eligible voters are Jefferson County registered voters. The deadline to request a ballot is 5:00 p.m. (PT) on February 16, 2023.  Click here for a ballot request form.  Requests can be submitted by mail, postmarked on or before February 16, 2023; by phone; or by email.  Ballots will be mailed to requestors during the week of February 20, 2023. Completed ballots must be returned to the District office either by mail, postmarked on or before March 8, 2023; or by placing the ballot in the ballot drop-off box located outside the District office on or before 7:00 p.m. (PT) on March 8, 2023.

2023 APPOINTMENT

A full-term, appointed position on the District Board of Supervisors is available for appointment by the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) in 2023.  The appointed position whose term is expiring in May, 2023 is currently held by Al Latham.  Follow this link for more information on conservation district appointments.  An applicant must be a registered voter in Washington State. Applicants for appointed positions do not have to live within the District to apply. For more information, or to complete and submit an application, applicants can visit the WSCC website. Applications for appointed positions must be received by the WSCC on or before March 31, 2023.

NOTICE OF MID-TERM ELECTED

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS POSITION VACANCY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an elected Supervisor’s seat on the Jefferson County Conservation District (JCCD) Board is available for a mid-term appointment by the JCCD Board of Supervisors, the term of which is due to expire in May, 2024. Conservation district Board Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district.  To learn more about conservation district Supervisor responsibilities, click here.  To learn more about the JCCD mission and annual plan click here, and to learn more about the function, vision, values, and long-range plan of the JCCD, click here.

A qualified candidate must be a registered voter in Jefferson County and must be eligible to serve as defined under WAC 135-110. The JCCD Board of Supervisors encourages all interested candidates to apply, including those residing in the City of Port Townsend, which is now within the boundaries of the JCCD.

The dates of the four-week period for applicants to apply is December 14, 2022 to January 11, 2023. If no applicant applies during this period, the vacant position will continue to be open and will be advertised on a four-week period basis until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted by mail, by delivery to the JCCD office, or by email to tkier@jeffersoncd.org, and must be received by JCCD on or before 5:00 p.m. (PT) on January 11, 2023.

To download an Application, click here. To request an Application, or if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the JCCD office located at 205C W Patison Street, Port Hadlock, Washington, 98339; by phone at 360-385-4105; or by email at tkier@jeffersoncd.org.