Board Elections & Appointments
All conservation district elections and appointments in Washington State are governed by Washington Administrative Code 135-110 with guidance and oversight provided by the Washington State Conservation Commission
2023 Election and Appointment Information
Each conservation district (CD) in Washington is governed by a board of five members, called supervisors. Three are elected locally by the public, and two are appointed by the Conservation Commission. At least two of the elected and one of the appointed supervisors must be local landowners or operators of a farm. The term of office is three years. Conservation district board supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district.
Please continue reading below for important information on how to vote and/or how to apply for a supervisor position.
A MAIL-IN election for an open position on the District Board of Supervisors will be held on March 14, 2023.
The following individuals are running for the elected position (alphabetical by last name):
- Randy James. Click here to read the candidate statement.
- Michaela Kelso. Click here to read the candidate statement.
- February 21, 2023 – Deadline for requesting a ballot.
- March 14, 2023 – Ballots must be postmarked or returned to SCD; the counting process begins
Return completed ballots by mail to:
4422 E 8th Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Eligible voters must be registered to vote in Spokane County and reside within the boundaries of the conservation district (Spokane County with the exception of the City of Deer Park). Because this election will be held by mail-in/drop-off voting, ballots are available by request only. Requests MUST include the eligible voter’s full name and full mailing address.
The deadline to request a ballot is February 21, 2023, at 4:00 PM. Voters can expect to receive ballots in late February.
Ballot requests may also be requested by calling Jeannie Jesseph at (509) 535-7274 Ext. 210.
Completed ballots must be returned to 4422 E 8th Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99212 no later than 4:00 PM on Election Day, March 14, 2023, or postmarked via US Postal Service by March 14, 2023. Volunteer polling officers will begin the process of counting votes at that time. Ballots postmarked or received after this deadline cannot be counted. If a voter is returning a ballot by mail, the voter must account for the time it will take for the ballot to be returned to the district by mail.
Appointed Candidate Information – How to Become Appointed:
Applicants for appointed positions do not have to live within the district to apply. For more information, please contact the Spokane Conservation District or read the Guide to Appointment for Conservation District Applicants To apply for the appointed position, candidates must complete and Form AF-1. Applications and supporting materials must be received by the Commission no later than MARCH 31, 2023. Candidate optional information (stated above) is not required.
Appointed Candidate Paperwork and Resources:
- Form AF-1 Candidate Information Form (application for appointed position)
Questions? Call: 509-535-7274 ext. 210 – please leave a message. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org