King Conservation District alerts interested parties to the open position on its board of supervisors

Candidate forms and nominating petitions due February 16th

The King Conservation District (District) will hold a public election for an open position on its board of supervisors March 16th, 2010.

Individuals interested in running for the position, which has a three-year term, are encouraged to contact the District for information on board duties and responsibilities. Candidates must complete a candidate information form and a nominating petition with at least 25 signatures of registered voters who reside within the district. The petition must be delivered to the District office by 5:00 p.m. February 16th, 2010 to be included on the ballot.

Copies of the information form and petition are available online at www.scc.wa.gov/elections or at the District office at 1107 SW Grady Way, Suite 130 in Renton. Contact Jason Chambers in the District office at 425-282-1900 or jason.chambers@kingcd.org for more information.

All registered voters who reside within the District’s boundaries are eligible to run for the position. District boundaries include all of King County, excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific and Skykomish.

This special purpose jurisdiction election is held in accordance with Washington Revised Code RCW 89.08.

The District, working with election administrator Election Trust, will provide polling locations for the election on March 16th (please see below for locations/hours or visit www.kingcd.org).

The all-volunteer, five-member board includes three elected members and two who are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. All supervisors serve three-year terms. As public officials, their responsibility is to ensure that the District meets its legal and public trust obligations. The board of supervisors conducts regular public meetings to oversee the District’s budget and provide guidance and oversight to district staff.

Supervisors are expected to help identify critical resource conservation needs in their district, communicate with the public and seek feedback about conservation programs from District residents.

About the King Conservation District

The District provides information and technical assistance programs that are available to all landowners within the district’s boundaries on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. It is hands-on, site specific, action and results oriented; and it initiates community outreach activities that include workshops, education programs, site visits, farm plans, and consultation on land, water, and wildlife management.

For more information on the King Conservation District, visit www.kingcd.org