WASHINGTON, Thurstcon CD — Two Western Washington farmers say they will defend themselves against claims that they have damaged the Thurston Conservation District’s finances and reputation and should be removed from the district’s board of supervisors.
Eric Johnson and Richard Mankamyer are accused in a report released Friday by State Conservation Commission staff of sowing dissension and violating district policies. The report recommends that state conservation commissioners pursue expelling them from the board.
“When we go to a public hearing, I think a lot of information will come out. I don’t think it will change the outcome. There will be a removal of supervisors, but people will know how the money is spent,” Johnson said.
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