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Board Member Elections



In accordance with WAC 135.110, Thurston Conservation District's (TCD) Board of Supervisors has established the date and election methods for the 2016 Election. There is one elected and one appointed position to be filled this year. Interested candidates are encouraged to learn more about Supervisor roles & responsibilities by contacting TCD's Executive Director, Kathleen Whalen. For more general information about Conservation District elections in Washington State, please click here.

Appointed Position

Interested candidates for the appointed position must submit the appointed supervisor application form to the WA State Conservation Commission by March 31, 2016. For more information, please contact them at 360.407.6200.

Appointed Supervisor Application

Elected Position

The deadline for interested candidates to apply for our Elected board position was January 30, 2016.



The unofficial results for our 2016 Election are as follows:

David L. Hall received 57 votes.

Joe G. Hanna received 71 votes.

Thomas (Aslan) Mead received 142 votes.

A total of 270 registered voters in Thurston County voted in this election.

The Washington State Conservation Commission is responsible for certification of the election results at their May 17, 2016 meeting.


Conservation District elections procedures are set by the Washington State Conservation Commission and are governed under WAC Chapter 135-110.  For more information, please contact the Bill Eller at the Washington State Conservation Commission at 360.407-6200 or

For more information about the details of the 2016 Thurston Conservation District election, please contact the Thurston Conservation District Election Supervisor, Kathleen Whalen at 360.754-3588, x114 or




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 TCD's Board, each serving three-year terms, without compensation. Three of the five Supervisors are elected by registered Thurston County voters, and two are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. David Hall, Samantha Fleischner, & Treacy Kreger serve in the three elected supervisor positions.  Doug Rushton and Eric Johnson serve in the appointed positions. 




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


Thurston Conservation District Boundaries Map

Conservation District Elections Policy Manual