Profile: State of Washington

DRAFT – Updated June 28, 2017


Source: Washington State Conservation Commission

  • District association: WACD (Washington Association of Conservation Districts)
  • Key contact: Executive Director VACANT
  • How many districts? 45
  • Enabling law: RCW 89.08
  • Statutory name: Conservation District
  • Abbreviation: CD
  • Agency and role: Washington State Conservation Commission provides oversight, guidance, and grants
  • Primary funding sources: Grants, state agency, and if approved by county commission, special assessments or “fees and charges”


  • Board members are called: Supervisors
  • Board members in each district: 5 supervisors
  • How many directors?
  • Elections: Elections run by district, 3 supervisors locally elected, 2 appointed by WSCC


  • Employee association: WADE (Washington Association of District Employees)
  • Key contact: President Denise Smee, Clark Conservation District
  • How many employees? 327
  • Employees per district (average): 7.3