Board of Supervisors

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Dean Wesen, Chair 

Appointed

Term: May 2025

Taylor Reims, Member 

Elected

Term: May 2025

Jed Holmes, Treasurer

Elected

Term: May 2023 

Dave Malsed, Vice Chair

Elected

Term: May 2024

Margery Hite, Member 

Appointed

Term: May 2023

Al Craney, 

Associate Supervisor

Our board is composed of five local citizens that are dedicated to maintaining Skagit County's natural resources. Volunteer supervisors provide oversight to the CD staff, set goals and policies, and approve conservation plans. Two of the supervisors are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission, and three are elected in public elections. All board members serve a three-year term, are registered voters, and must own or operate land in Skagit County. The board meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30am. 

 

Board Meetings   

Board Meetings are held every 4th Wednesday at 7:30am in the conference room of Skagit Conservation District at 2021 E College Way, unless otherwise noted. The meeting is open to the public and are encouraged to attend either in person on via zoom. 

Agendas 

 

Two of the supervisors are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission, and three are elected in public elections.  Citizens interested in serving on the Board must be registered voters of the state of Washington and reside within the boundaries of the CD.  One of the appointed supervisors and two of the three elected supervisors must be landowners and/or operators of a farm.  The terms of office are for three years.

 

Per RCW 89.08.190 each CD Board sets the election date to be held in the first quarter of the election year.  The Washington State Conservation Commission (Commission) sets the election procedures, including the public notice procedures, canvasses the returns, and certifies the results of the election.  An Election Officer appointed by the Board over sees the procedures of the election, and independent polling officers are recruited in manning the election polls on the day of the election. 

 

A candidate who wants his or her name to appear on the election ballot must submit a petition to the CD signed by 25 registered voters from the County he or she is running in by the deadline set by the Commission. Names will appear on the ballot in alphabetical order. 

 

Per RCW 89-08-160 the Washington State Conservation Commission “shall appoint two supervisors, one of whom shall be a landowner or operator of a farm, who shall be qualified by training and experience to perform the specialized skilled services required of them.”  Citizens interested in serving on the board of supervisors as an appointed supervisor must send a completed application form available on the Commission website www.scc.wa.gov in the library to the Commission by the last working day of  March of the election year.