Whitman Conservation District

 
The Whitman Conservation District is pleased to announce an opportunity to contribute to conservation and your community by serving on the Board of Supervisors. Supervisors are public officials who direct the activities of the conservation district. Although they serve without compensation, they are eligible to be reimbursed for appropriate expenses. For more information, please contact the Whitman Conservation District or visit the Washington State Conservation Commission website at http://www.scc.wa.gov/  
 

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the Whitman Conservation District (“District”) operates under the laws of the State of Washington applicable to conservation districts.

WHEREAS the District is governed by a five-member board, as set out in RCW Chapter 89.08 and WAC Section 135-110.

It is RESOLVED that an expiring Board Supervisor Position election for an open position on the District board of Supervisors will be held on February 13th 2020, from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Lacrosse Café, 204 S Main St, LaCrosse, WA 99143.The elected position whose term is expiring in May 2020 is currently held by Amy McKay’s. Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. Candidates may be required to be landowners or operators of a farm, depending on the current composition of the District board of supervisors.

The filing deadline for candidates to file their candidate information is 1/16/2020 at 5:00 pm. Interested candidates must file their candidate information at the following location 601 N. Main Suite # A, Colfax, WA, 99111.

Eligible voters are registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. The last day and time that voters can request absentee ballots from the District is 1/16/2020 at 5:00 pm. Absentee ballots can be requested from Whitman Conservation District/Brian Bell, 601 N. Main Suite # A, Colfax, WA, 99111.

The election supervisor will be Brian Bell. A conservation district supervisor is a public official who serves without compensation and who sets policy and direction for the conservation district. The published election procedures can be viewed at the District office and are available from the

Washington State Conservation Commission at http://scc.wa.gov/.

 
The Whitman Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting at 5:00 pm on January 9th, 2020, at 601 N. Main Suite #A, Colfax, WA, 99111.

 

Welcome to the Whitman Conservation District

Conservation districts are a GRASSROOTS, LOCALLY DRIVEN conservation agency that identifies local natural resources problems and develops local, voluntary solutions.

Our Mission

It is our mission to promote the wise, ethical and sustainable use of Natural Resources by leadership in the education and assistance of all people in the District.

The Whitman Conservation District will promote the implementation of the best available conservation measures and provide a forum for local input on Natural Resource issues.

Our Function

We take available technical, financial and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so they meet the needs of the local land user for conservation of  soil, water and related resources.


Download the Whitman Conservation District boundary map

Download our Whitman Conservation District brochure.

We invite you to attend a meeting or contact us for more information.

Contact us:

Whitman Conservation District

 
601 N. Main, Suite A
Colfax, WA 99111
 
Office Phone: (509)288-4644
Cell phone: (435) 760-5977
 
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Functions

  1. Conservation districts are governed by a volunteer, five-member Board of Supervisors   
  2. Work as part of a team with other supervisors, employees and agencies.
  3. Help develop local district leadership
  4. Maintain local control over local issues
  5. Obtain technical and financial assistance for the District’s Public, coordinating with other cooperating agencies
  6. Assign priorities to resource problems, programs and tasks
  7. Solicit input on resource problems and solutions from all District Stakeholders and keep them informed