The Whitman Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a virtual public meeting at 5:00 pm on January 13th, 2021. If you would like to join by calling in, the link will be posted on the website 24 hours before the meeting.

A board seat on the Whitman Conservation District is available for appointment by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Conservation district board supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district. An applicant must be a registered voter in Washington State, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Applicants for appointed positions do not have to live within the district to apply. For more information, please contact the Whitman Conservation District or read the Guide to Appointment for Conservation District Applicants, which can be found on the Conservation Commission website.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the Whitman Conservation District (“District”) operates under the laws of the State of Washington applicable to conservation districts.

WHEREAS the District is governed by a five-member board, as set out in RCW Chapter 89.08 and WAC Section 135-110.

It is RESOLVED that a Poll-site election for an open position on the District board of Supervisors will be held on January 13th, 2022 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm at the 601 North Main Suite #A, Colfax, WA, 99111.

The elected position who’s term is expiring in May 2022 is currently held by Evan Startin.

The appointed position who’s term is expiring in May 2022 is currently held by David Lange.

Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. Candidates may be required to be landowners or operators of a farm, depending on the current composition of the District board of supervisors. The filing deadline for candidates to file their candidate information is December 13th, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Interested candidates must file their candidate information at the following location 601 North Main Suite #A, Colfax, WA, 99111.

Eligible voters are registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. The last day and time that voters can request absentee ballots from the District is December 23rd, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Absentee ballots can be requested from Whitman Conservation District/Brian Bell, 601 North Main Suite #A, Colfax, WA, 99111. 509-288-4644.

The election supervisor will be Brian Bell.

A conservation district supervisor is a public official who serves without compensation and who sets policy and direction for the conservation district. The published election procedures can be viewed at the District office and are available from the Washington State Conservation Commission at http://scc.wa.gov/.

Our Mission

"Conservation is a state of harmony between humans and Land"
-Aldo Leopold

It is our mission at the Whitman Conservation District to promote the wise, ethical and sustainable use of Natural Resources by leadership in the education and assistance of all people within the District of Whitman County.

Our function is to take available technical, financial and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so they meet the needs of the local land user for conservation of  soil, water and related resources.