Whatcom Conservation District (District)
The WA State Conservation Commission announced that as of July 19, 2018, the following supervisor has been certified to serve on the Whatcom CD Board of Supervisors:
Elected: Alan Chapman
Do you want to become a District Supervisor or Associate?
Each Conservation District is governed by a board of five supervisors who are all local residents. Our current board is a diverse group of people who are interested in natural resource management, including a dairy producer, a small farmer, a retired forester, retired administrator and a retired educator. Click here to meet our current board members.
Conservation districts are a special district chartered under RCW 89.08 etseq to develop and implement programs to protect and conserve Soil, Water, Prime and Unique Farmland, Rangeland, Woodland, Wildlife, Energy, and other renewable resources on nonfederal lands. Districts also stabilize local economies and resolve conflicts in land use.
If you want to get involved or become an associate supervisor contact the district or attend the monthly board meetings. Our Board meets at 1:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month in our conference room.
Associate Supervisors Announcement:
The Whatcom Conservation District (WCD) is soliciting applications for Associate Supervisors to assist the WCD Board of Directors in ensuring that District programs effectively meet the priority natural resource needs of Whatcom County. Who is a good candidate to be an associate district supervisor? Someone who has an awareness of local conservation issues, interest in developing management strategies, and is willing to contribute their time.
Interested? Download the application form HERE
Supervisor Role & Responsibilities
- Identify local natural resource conservation needs and develop and evaluate programs to meet them.
- Educate and inform landowners, farm operators, the general public, and local, state and federal legislators on conservation issues and programs.
- Supervise other volunteers and paid staff working with the District and coordinate with other agencies that partner with the District.
- Administer the District by delegating tasks through a structure of board officers and committees. Budget district funds and report on activities to the public.
- Coordinate assistance and funding from Federal, State, and local government, District associations, and private groups.
- Set policy for staff to implement.
- A Supervisor’s term of office is three years. Supervisors are expected to attend 12 regularly scheduled board meetings per year, committee meetings, and other special meetings, for an average of 20 days/year.
- Satisfaction in seeing conservation practices applied locally
- Interaction with others who are passionate about natural resource conservation
- Ability to provide input to local, State, and Federal conservation programs
- Training through the Washington Conservation Commission and the Washington Association of District Employees.
For more information on what a Supervisors/Board Members responsibilities are click here.
If you have any questions regarding elections or serving on the Board, contact Dawn Bekenyi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-526-2381 x 101.