2018 Thurston CD Board of Supervisors Board Seats Opening

The Thurston Conservation District Board of Supervisors will have two open seats to be filled in 2018: Elected Position #1 and Appointed  Position #1 (appointed by the WA State Conservation Commission). The Thurston Conservation District is pleased to announce this 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.

Unofficial Preliminary Election Results Are In

Thank you to all who participated in our Board of Supervisors Election!

Our unofficial preliminary results are in:
Paul Pickett: 2,101
Joe Hanna: 275
Candidates who withdrew from the race: 17
Write-In: 1

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Election Supervisor- Nora White- at nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext. 105

Have questions about our election process? Check out our FAQ page.

 Thurston Conservation District Boundaries Map

December 20, 2017 Board of Supervisors Resolution Adoption

Thurston Conservation District Board of Supervisors adopted TCD Resolution #12-2017 at their December Board meeting formalizing the following dates and times of the 2018 Thurston CD Board of Supervisors election.

A poll-site election for a seat on the Thurston Conservation District board will be held on March 3, 2018 in conjunction with the District’s Annual Native Plant Festival at the Thurston Conservation District offices, 2918 Ferguson St SW, Tumwater WA 98512.

Polls will open at 10am and close at 3pm. Registered voters who reside within the Conservation District boundary (refer to map below) are eligible to vote. Absentee ballots are available beginning February 5, 2018 upon request for eligible voters. Absentee ballots must be requested on or before 4:30 pm on February 28, 2018. Absentee ballots can be requested from the Thurston County Auditor’s Election Office, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Bldg 1, Suite 118, Olympia, WA 98502, (360)786-5408. Ballots can also be electronically downloaded and printed from the Thurston County Auditor’s website beginning February 5, 2018. Ballots may not be requested through the Thurston Conservation District.

The candidate filing deadline for our election has passed. Interested prospective Board Members may apply for the open Appointed Board seat. See below for further information.

Information about elections and appointments procedures is available at the district office – please contact Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext.105.

Have questions about our election process? Check out our FAQ page.

Appointed Board Seat Applicant Information

Applicants for appointment must submit the appointment application using form AF1 Form directly to the Washington State Conservation Commission by March 31, 2018.

An applicant must be a registered voter in Washington State, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Applicants for appointed positions do not have to live within the district to apply. Letters of recommendation, resumes, and other items do not need to be included with the application. Late applications and associated documents cannot be considered. The Conservation Commission will not consider applications submitted by someone other than the applicant. All applications and supporting materials must be received by the Commission no later than March 31.

If an incumbent holding the office of appointed conservation district supervisor wishes to be reappointed, the incumbent must reapply for appointment. This clearly identifies to the Conservation Commission the wishes of the incumbent, and allows the Conservation Commission to verify the eligibility of the incumbent to continue his or her service.

More information about the Elections and Appointments procedures may be found on the WA State Conservation Commission website.

Curious about our elections or how to vote? Contact Nora White, Election Supervisor:  nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext.105.

Have questions about our election process? Check out our FAQ page.