October 26, 2017
Media contact: Lois Ruskell, 425-377-7020
Content: Notice of 2018 Election
Snohomish Conservation District to Hold Spring Election for a Board Supervisor
Looking for a volunteer opportunity to protect the environment and help people in your community? Snohomish Conservation District, a local agency that has been active in our community for 76 years, will host an election for a volunteer Board Supervisor on March 20th, 2018 from 2 PM to 6 PM at the District office in Lake Stevens. The District works with natural resources industries such as farming and forestry and with urban landscapes, stormwater management, sustainable living and gardening, youth education and habitat restoration.
Serving on a board takes commitment and time but the satisfaction in helping protect natural resources and assist local residents, youth, and the farm community is immense. The Conservation District Board meets monthly in Lake Stevens to help set policy and direction. The Board consists of five volunteers, three elected by voters, and two appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission in Olympia. Each term lasts three years. In 2018, one appointed position and one of the three elected positions will be filled. Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District (most of Snohomish County and all of Camano Island). Candidates may be required to be landowners or operators of a farm, depending on the current composition of the District board of supervisors (RCW 89.08.160). The filing deadline is February 20, 2018 at 12 PM. Candidate forms can be found at the Snohomish Conservation District, 528 91st Ave NE, Ste A, Lake Stevens, WA 98258 or by calling 425-335-5634.
The published election procedures can be viewed at the District office and are also available from the Washington State Conservation Commission at http://scc.wa.gov/. Contact Election Supervisor Lois Ruskell at 425-377-7020 for more information. Absentee ballots can be requested from the District before 3PM, February 27, 2018 and must be returned by 6 PM March 20th, 2018.