Conservation District Receives High Honor from State Auditor

Snohomish Conservation District was recently awarded the ‘State Auditor’s Stewardship Award’ for ‘outstanding accomplishment in the stewardship of public resources as we pursue the shared goal of government that works better, costs less, and earns greater public trust’. In response to rapid organizational growth, the Snohomish Conservation District underwent an intensive audit, but, “it is clear the District’s management and staff want to be accountable to the citizens and good stewards of public funds and strive for ways to continually improve” said Troy Kelley, Washington State Auditor. Snohomish Conservation District has provided technical assistance, cost-share, and community engagement to the landowners of Snohomish County and Camano Island for 75 years. Their funding is comprised of a conservation tax assessment in most parts of the district, which helps to leverage state, federal and donor funding. 

Pictured left to right are: Monte Marti, District Manager; Mark Craven, Board Chair; Karl Hereth, Board Member; Steve VanValkenburg, Board Member; Sadie Armijo, State Auditor’s Office Deputy; Julie Allen, Grants Administrator; Ryan Williams, Program Integration Manager.