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

2022 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. Supervisors are non-partisan and serve without compensation — they are volunteers.

Please continue reading below for important information on how to vote and/or how to apply for a supervisor position.

Voter Information

A MAIL-IN election for an open position on the District Board of Supervisors will be held on March 8, 2022.

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 15, 2022, 4:00 PM.  Voters can expect to receive ballots mid to late February.

Click HERE to access the ballot request form.

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 8, 2022 or postmarked via US Postal Service by March 8, 2022. 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.

Return completed ballots by mail to:
SCD
4422 E 8th Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Voting timeline:

  • February 3, 2022 – Deadline to apply for the elected or appointed position
  • February 15, 2022 – Deadline for requesting a ballot
  • March 8, 2022 – Ballots must be postmarked or returned to SCD; counting process begins

Candidate Information

Qualified candidates must be registered voters residing in Spokane County (with the exception of the City of Deer Park), and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Candidates may apply for both the elected and appointed positions but can only be selected to fill one.  Candidates should also be aware that the application process differs between the two positions.  Below are basic instructions with links to application forms and guidance documents for each position. Conservation District Candidates Guide to Appointments

This year SCD has one elected position open and one appointed position open. Please read the Conservation District Candidates Guide to Elections before applying.

Elected Position:  To apply for the elected position, candidates must complete, sign, and return Form PF-A no later than February 3, 2022, at 4:00 PM in-person or via mail to 4422 E 8th Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99212.

Candidates may also provide candidate optional information (candidate statement). Candidate optional information must also be filed no later than February 3, 2022, at 4:00 PM. Candidate optional information must comply with district policy. Candidate optional information that does not comply with district policy may not be published. Candidate statement guidelines.

Appointed Position: To apply for the appointed position, candidates must complete, sign, and return Form AF-1 no later than March 31, 2022, at 4:00 PM. Candidate optional information (stated above) is not required.

Related Documents:​

Questions? Call: 509-535-7274 ext. 210 – please leave a message. Or email:  info@spokanecd.org