King Conservation District accepting applications for appointed board of supervisor's position

Monday, October 25, 2010

The King Conservation District (King CD) is accepting applications for an open seat on its five-member, all volunteer board of supervisors. The position is one of two appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission.

Applications are available at the District website or at Washington State Conservation Commission. Completed applications are due to the Washington State Conservation Commission on or before November 15. The appointment will be announced by the Commission at its regular meeting on December 2.

Registered voters who reside in Shoreline or Lake Forest Park are eligible to submit an application for the position. Both elected and appointed board members serve three-year terms.

The appointed member will succeed Scott Wallace, a long-time leader in local agricultural programs, who is retiring.

Individuals interested in learning more about the position and about the King CD are encouraged to visit the website or contact Susan Wermus at 425-282-1900.
As public officials, it is the responsibility of the board to ensure the King CD meets its legal and public trust obligations. The Board of Supervisors conducts one or more monthly public meetings to oversee the District's budget and programs by providing guidance and oversight to King CD staff.

Supervisors are expected to independently help identify critical resource conservation needs in their communities, communicate with the public and seek feedback about conservation programs from District residents.
The King CD provides conservation information and technical assistance programs available to landowners within the King CD (most of King County, excluding Enumclaw, Federal Way, Pacific, Milton and Skykomish) on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. It provides grants for conservation-focused projects by local cities and organizations and offers a wide range of services and programs, including workshops, education programs, farm planning and consultation on land, water and wildlife management.

Founded in 1949, the King CD is one of 47 conservation districts in the state authorized by the State of Washington and guided by the Washington State Conservation Commission to assist landowners with their stewardship of our natural resources.

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