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2016 Thurston Conservation District 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 open to interested candidates who resides or operates a farm within TCD's boundaries. 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 WSCC by March 31, 2016.

Appointed Supervisor Application

Elected Position

Interested candidates must submit the following forms to the TCD office by January 30, 2016.

Elected Supervisor Candidate Information Form

Elected Supervisor Nominating Petition

Elected Supervisor forms may be submitted electronically to the Election Administrator at, dropped off at TCD office by 4:30pm on January 29th, or mailed to TCD office (must be post-dated by January 30th).


2016 Election

Registered voters within our district boundaries may vote in TCD's 2016 election in person at TCD's office on March 5th (10 am - 2 pm) or absentee ballot.  Absentee ballots may be requested from the Thurston County Auditor's Office between February 5th - March 4th (@4pm).

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 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