Yes, there’s a March 19 election

March 17, 2009

By Staff

An election for a King Conservation District board supervisor will be held March 19. The vote will be held at 13 polling locations across King County, including a site at the Issaquah Library.

Three contenders are seeking election to the five-member volunteer board. The candidates are Carnation residents Preston Drew and David Mauk, as well as write-in candidate Mark Sollitto, of Seattle. 

Polls will be open at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voters must present proper identification, such as a driver’s license, passport or birth certificate.

The district board includes three elected members and two members appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Supervisors serve three-year terms. The board conducts regular public meetings to oversee the district’s budget and to guide district staff. 

The district provides information and technical-assistance programs to landowners within the district’s boundaries. The district also provides grants for conservation projects and programs. Other responsibilities include workshops and education programs to promote conservation. The district also consults on land, water and wildlife management issues. 

The district is funded mostly through a $10 per-parcel assessment fee. Other funding comes from the Conservation Commission. State, federal and local grants are also important revenue sources. Although the district is authorized by the state legislature, it is not a state agency and does not receive an ongoing operating budget from the state.

For a complete list of polling locations and hours, go to www.kingcd.org.

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