Your San Juan Islands Conservation District has two vacancies on its Board of Supervisors this year. One vacancy is an elected position and one is an appointed position. The Board of Supervisors is responsible for the governance and oversight of the Conservation District, meets monthly, and is not compensated. Supervisors serve three-year terms. To be eligible for office, you must be a registered voter living in the county. Enthusiasm for and experience with the conservation and stewardship of our county’s natural resources is highly desired.
If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the Board of Supervisors, you must file a nominating petition for the elected position with the Conservation District by March 1, or submit an application form for the appointed position by March 31. The election will be held by mail-in ballot on March 26, 2008. The appointment will be made by the Washington State Conservation Commission at their May 15, 2008 meeting.
Nominating petitions and appointment applications are available from the Conservation District at 540 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, WA or call 378-6621 for more information. Election information can also be seen online at the Conservation Commission’s website: http://www.scc.wa.gov/elections.