How to File: The Candidate filing deadline is 5 p.m. PST, Thursday December 12, 2019.
Candidates must be registered voters within the Conservation District service area (which includes unincorporated King County and 34 jurisdictions within King County). Federal Way, Enumclaw, Skykomish, Milton and Pacific are not part of the District’s service area, and candidates residing in these cities are therefore not eligible.
Filers must submit:
- Candidate information form
- Nominating petition with the signatures at least 25 registered King County voters residing in the King Conservation District boundaries (because some signatures may be rejected for eligibility reasons, submitting 30-40 signatures is recommended). Reminder: Federal Way, Enumclaw, Skykomish, Milton, and Pacific are not part of the service area, so voters residing in these cities are not eligible to sign nominating petitions.
All paperwork must be submitted IN PERSON or BY MAIL to King Conservation District (800 SW 39th St, Suite 150, Renton WA 98057). The office is open from 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday. If mailing paperwork, use this address:
For questions please contact Ava Souza- Elections Officer at 425-282-1900; firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the KCD Elections website.
What is the King Conservation District (KCD)? KCD is a natural resources assistance agency authorized by Washington State and guided by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Their mission is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources through responsible stewardship. A five-member Board of Supervisors is responsible for overseeing all KCD programs and activities. Information about King Conservation District can be found here: https://kingcd.org/
Since 1949, KCD has been helping the people of King County manage their natural resources. KCD staff educate landowners, schools, scientists, consultants and agencies in how to recognize problem situations and how to avoid creating them. KCD also provides technical assistance in solving their problems.
KCD works hand-in-hand with the local office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRCS provides technical assistance to KCD, conducts training sessions for KCD personnel and develops the practices and standards which KCD uses to develop and implement projects.
KCD promotes conservation through demonstration projects, educational events, providing technical assistance and, in some cases, providing or pointing the way to funds which may be available for projects. KCD has no regulatory or enforcement authority and only works with those who choose to work with KCD.
KCD’s service area includes 34 cities and all of unincorporated King County with the exclusion of City of Enumclaw, City of Federal Way, City of Milton, City of Pacific and City of Skykomish.
What do KCD Supervisors Do?: Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and who set policy and direction for the Conservation District. Information about the roles and responsibilities of a Supervisor can be found here: https://scc.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DO-Brief-3-2008-District-Supervisor-Responsibilities.doc.pdf
More information about Conservation Districts can be found here: https://betterground.org/about/pscd-caucus/ and here: https://scc.wa.gov/.
ELECTED SEAT- POSITION 2
By resolution 19-012, (https://kingcd.org/2019/11/13/kcd-board-sets-february-11-2020-election-by-resolution/) adopted on November 4th, 2019, the King Conservation District Board of Supervisors has established the date, time, place and manner of the 2020 election for seat #2 (currently held by Dick Ryon) on the Board of Supervisors.