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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.



We are excited to announce three citizens are running for our Elected position! Please click on their names to see candidate statements for David Hall, Joe Hanna, & Thomas "Aslan" Meade.

The Thurston Conservation District’s Election is coming up on March 5th, 2016.  We encourage voters to take part in the election.  Any registered voter that resides within the Thurston Conservation District boundaries is eligible to vote in this election. Candidate statements will be available on our website by Thursday, February 4, 2016.

There are two methods voters can use to cast their ballot:

In Person:   The poll site election will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 between 10 am and 2 pm at the District Office, which is located at 2918 Ferguson Street SW, Suite A, in Tumwater.  The election will be held in conjunction with our Native Plant Festival.   The Thurston County Auditor’s Office will assist with the election.

Absentee/Mail In:  Absentee ballots will be available through the Thurston County Auditor’s Office from February 4th - March 4th (4:00 pm).  Please note: Ballots cannot be requested through the Thurston Conservation District. To obtain a ballot, please call the Thurston County Auditor's office at 360.786.5408, email them at or visit their office at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Bldg 1, Rm 118, Olympia. 

The Auditor’s office normal operating hours are 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.  Please note the Auditor's office will remain closed until 9 am on February 5th and March 4th.  The last day and time that voters may request a ballot is March 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm.  Candidate statements will be included with the absentee ballots.

To return absentee ballots:

  • Mail to the Thurston County Auditor’s Office, must be postmarked by March 5, 2016.  
  • Drop in the Thurston County Elections Dropbox, located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW by 2pm on March 5, 2016.  Please note that the Elections dropbox will be closed between 8am on February 9th and 8 am on February 10th, due to a special election.
  • Please do not return ballots to the Thurston Conservation District office.

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