King County Conservation District to hold election

The King Conservation District will hold a public election March 19 for a three-year term for elected position 3 for the board of supervisors.

Individuals interested in running for the position should contact the district for more information on the board's duties and responsibilities.

Candidates must complete a nomination petition form and gather at least 25 signatures of registered voters who reside within the district. The petition must be delivered to the district's office by March 4 to be included on the

ballot. Registered voters who reside within the

district's boundaries (which include most of King

County) are eligible to submit an application.

Copies of the petition are available online at

www.scc.wa.gov or at the King CD office at 935 Powell Ave. SW in Renton. Contact Susan Wermus in the King CD office at 425.277.5581 or susan.wermus@kingcd.org for more information.

The district is working with Bellevue-based election

administrator Election Trust, which will provide 13 polling

locations for the election, one of which will be in Bellevue at the King County Library/Bellevue Regional

Branch - 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Poll hours will 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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

King CD 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.

The King CD provides information and technical

assistance programs that are available to all

landowners within the district's boundaries on a

voluntary, non-regulatory basis.