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TCD Elected & Appointed Board Positions Will Open Spring 2015

The Thurston Conservation District (TCD) 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, identify local conservation needs, set priorities, and oversee the implementation of plans to conserve soil, water, wildlife, and other renewable resources.

Five members comprise the Board, each serving three-year terms, without compensation. Three of the five Supervisors are elected by registered Thurston County voters, and the other two are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. David Hall, Jim Goche, & Treacy Kreger are the three elected Supervisors.  Doug Rushton and Eric Johnson are the appointed.  The elected position held by Jim Goche and the appointed position held by Doug Rushton expire in 2015.

Candidates for both positions must be registered voters and a Thurston County landowner or operator of a farm within the Thurston Conservation District boundaries, which excludes residents within the 1948 boundaries of Yelm, Tenino and Rainier.  Below are the forms and dealines associated with each position.

Elected Position

Forms: Candidate Information Form, & Nomination Petition

Submit to Thurston Conservation District via mail or email by Tuesday February 2, 2015 (4:30pm).

Appointed Position

Forms: Letter of Interest & Candidate Application

Submit to Washington State Conservation Commission via mail by March 31, 2015.

Washington State Conservation Commission

PO Box 47721

Olympia WA 98504

Election Process

The Thurston Conservation District will hold its election as follows: 

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10 am – 2 pm

Thurston Conservation District

2918 Ferguson St. SW, Suite A, Tumwater 

Absentee ballots will be available from February 5 to March 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm.  Thurston Conservation District does not handle or manage completed absentee ballots.  Completed ballots must be received by Thurston County Elections office by March 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm. Absentee ballots can be dropped in the election drob box or taken into the Thurston County Elections office at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Bldg #1, Olympia, WA 98502.


For more information, please contact Kathleen Whalen: or 360-754-3588 ext 114

Thurston Conservation District

2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A

Tumwater WA 98512


Conservation District Elections Policy Manual

What It Means to be a District Supervisor