Board of Supervisors

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Dean Wesen, Chair

Appointed

Term: May 2022

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Jed Holmes, Member

Elected

Term: May 2023 

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Dave Malsed, Vice Chair

Elected

Term: May 2024

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Margery Hite, Member 

Appointed

Term: May 2023

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Taylor Reims, Member 

Elected

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Al Craney, 

Associate Supervisor

Term: May 2022

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. 

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.

 

If you have further questions about CD elections, please contact your local CD’s Election Officer (Skagit CD 360-428-4313) or the Commission at 360-407-6200.

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Dean Wesen, Chair

Appointed

Term: May 2022

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How long have you been at the district?

What is your role at the district? Explain the position. 

Do you have a degree? / What is your previous experience? / How did you get here?

Do you have any professional goals?

Any interests and hobbies? Why do you love Skagit? “

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Dave Malsed, Vice Chair

Elected

Term: May 2024

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How long have you been at the district? What is your role at the district? Explain the position. Do you have a degree? / What is your previous experience? / How did you get here? Do you have any professional goals? Any interests and hobbies? Why do you love Skagit? “

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Taylor Reims, Member 

Elected

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How long have you been at the district?What is your role at the district? Explain the position. Do you have a degree? / What is your previous experience? / How did you get here? Do you have any professional goals? Any interests and hobbies? Why do you love Skagit? “