Board of Supervisors Elections & Appointments
Each conservation district in Washington State has a board consisting of three elected and two appointed supervisors. The appointed supervisors are appointed by the Conservation Commission. The elected supervisors are elected at the local level. The term of office for each supervisor is three years. Supervisors serve without compensation; they are volunteers.
District elections do not fall under the state statute for general elections (Title 29A RCW) unless specifically identified in the Conservation Commission statute. In fact, RCW 29A.04.330(1)(b) specifically exempts conservation districts from general and special elections requirements. Instead, the Conservation Commission is charged with establishing procedures for the elections. To assist conservation districts and the public with the election of conservation district board members, the Conservation Commission established a rule, a manual, and standard forms for conservation districts to use in their elections.