Conservation District supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation. Their role is to set policy and direction for the district. An individual interested in becoming a candidate must be a registered voter in Whatcom County who is an operator of a farm, or a landowner, and who resides within the boundary of the district.
Supervisor Role and Responsibilities
• Identify local natural resource conservation priorities.
• Engage landowners, farm operators, residents, and local, state and federal legislators on conservation issues and programs and report on activities of the district.
• Set policy and oversee the district through a structure of board officers and committees.
• Inform and evaluate annual and long-range plans and budgets.
The candidate filing deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2024. Candidate filing materials, or other election information and procedures can be found online (http://www.whatcomcd.org/board-elections) or by phone (360-526-2381).
The Whatcom Conservation District will hold a poll-site and mail-in ballot election for one seat on the district board of supervisors on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.
Only registered voters in Whatcom County are eligible to vote in the election.
Mail-in ballots are available by request only. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Voter submitted mail-in ballots must be postmarked by March 19, 2024 or hand-delivered to the district office no later than 6 p.m. March 19, 2024.