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Board Elections

Whatcom CD Board of Supervisor Election Information

Each Conservation District is governed by a board of five supervisors who are all local residents. Click HERE to meet our current board members. 

 

2024 Board of Supervisor Election

Whatcom Conservation District will hold a poll-site and mail-in ballot election for one seat on the District Board. Poll-site voting will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the District’s office at 6975 Hannegan Road, Lynden. The poll-site will be open at 9:00 am and close at 6:00 pm. Mail-in ballots are available by request only. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is 11:59 pm on February 11, 2024. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by March 19, 2024 or hand-delivered to the District office no later than 6 pm March 19, 2024.

Voters registered in Whatcom County are eligible to vote in the District election.

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If you have questions regarding the District election or serving on the Board of Supervisors, contact Dawn Bekenyi at dlb@whatcomcd.org or 360-526-2381 x 101. 

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Official updates on the District election are posted on this election webpage, only. 

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By January 12, 2024: Apply to be a Candidate

Application period has ended

For more information on what a Board of Supervisors responsibilities are see the bottom of this page or click here

January 15, 2024: Candidates Announced

2024 Candidates below

   

  • Alan Chapman - bio

February 11, 2024: Deadline to Request Mail-in Ballot

Mail-in ballots are only available upon request.  The deadline to request a mail-in ballot was February 11, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.  The deadline has passed.

For your privacy and to ensure your information is current, a new request for a mail-in ballot must be completed every election year.  

Late February 2024: Mail-in Ballots sent

Ballots will be mailed to you late February, 2024.


If you have not received a ballot by March 7, 2024, please contact the WCD office at (360) 526-2381 x 101 for a replacement.  Requests for replacements cannot be honored after March 11.  

March 19, 2024: Election Day!

Poll-site voting will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the District’s office at 6975 Hannegan Road, Lynden. The poll-site will be open at 9:00 am and close at 6:00 pm. Poll Site balloting will be conducted consistent with state and local COVID pandemic protocols and safeguards.  Applicable COVID pandemic protocols and safeguards will be announced on the this election web page following the February 2024 Board of Supervisors meeting.

If you requested a mail-in ballot, you have two options to return your completed ballot:

  1. Mail it in.  To be counted all mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before March 19, 2024.  NOTE:  not all mail is postmarked the day it is deposited with the post office due to changes to its mail-handling process.  

  2. Drop it off.  To be counted, all hand-delivered ballots must be dropped in the Whatcom Conservation District drop box at our office at 6975 Hannegan Rd, Lynden beside the front door on or before March 19, 2024 by 6:00 p.m.

 

NOTE: You will not be able to drop off your Supervisor Election ballot at any County election drop boxes.

 

If you have any questions regarding elections or serving on the Board, contact Dawn Bekenyi at wcd@whatcomcd.org or 360-526-2381 x 101.

 

All official updates will be posted only on this election webpage.

What is a Whatcom Conservation District Supervisor?

 

Each Conservation District is governed by a board of five supervisors who are all local residents. Click here to meet our current board members.


Supervisor Role & Responsibilities
  • Identify local natural resource conservation needs

  • Develop and evaluate Annual and Long-range plans.

  • Educate and inform landowners, farm operators, the general public, and local, state and federal legislators on conservation issues and programs.

  • Administer the District by delegating tasks through a structure of board officers and committees.

  • Budget district funds and report on activities to the public.

  • Set policy for District Executive Director to implement.

  • CD Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation.

 

Time Required

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.


Benefits
  • Serving your community by guiding programs to protect and enhance its natural resource priorities for present and future generations

  • 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

  • Learning opportunities through the Washington Conservation Commission and the Washington Association of District Employees.

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