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Board Elections & Appointments

All conservation district elections and appointments in Washington State are governed by Washington Administrative Code 135-110 with guidance and oversight provided by the Washington State Conservation Commission

2023 Election and Appointment Information

Each conservation district (CD) in Washington is governed by a board of five members, called supervisors. Three are elected locally by the public, and two are appointed by the Conservation Commission. At least two of the elected and one of the appointed supervisors must be local landowners or operators of a farm. The term of office is three years. Supervisors are non-partisan and serve without compensation — they are volunteers. One position, currently held by George Stuivenga, is up for election.

Please continue reading below for important information on how to vote and/or how to apply for a supervisor position.

Voter Information


Eligible voters must be registered to vote in Pend Oreille County and reside within the boundaries of the conservation district (Pend Oreille County, Town of Metaline, Town of Ione, and City of Newport).  Because this election will be held by mail-in/drop-off voting, ballots are available by request only.  Requests MUST include the eligible voter’s full name and full mailing address.


The deadline to request a ballot is: February 23, 2023, at 5:00 PM


Ballot requests may be submitted by:

  • Sending an email to with the requester’s full name and full address

  • Calling 509-447-1155 – please leave a message clearly stating the requester’s full name, full mailing address, and a phone number to reach you if necessary.


Completed ballots can be mailed-in or dropped off at our office no later than Election Day (March 16th, 2023). 

  • Ballots must be dropped in POCD’s secure lockbox at 121 N. Washington Ave., Newport, WA 99156 by 5:00 PM.  The lockbox is located on the west side of the building in our Administration Office (behind Frontier Title & Escrow Company).  

  • Return completed ballots by mail to:


P.O. Box 465

Newport, WA 99156

Candidate Information

Qualified candidates must be registered voters residing in Pend Oreille County and reside within the boundaries of the conservation district (Pend Oreille County, Town of Metaline, Town of Ione, and City of Newport) and may be required to own land or operate a farm. The filing deadline for candidates to file the required information is February 13, 2023. Interested candidates must file their candidate required information at the following location: 121 N. Washington Ave., Newport, WA 99156.

Elected Position

Candidate required information will be accepted by in-person delivery or by mail. Candidates may also provide candidate optional information (candidate statement - see guidelines below). Candidate optional information must be filed no later than the filing deadline (February 13th, 2023 at 5:00 PM) to the District office at: 121 N. Washington Ave., Newport, WA 99156. Optional information must comply with district policy or it will not be published. For questions about candidate required information or candidate optional information requirements please contact the election supervisor, Alex Case-Cohen, at / 509-447-1155.

Appointed Position 

One appointed position, currently occupied by John W. Floyd, is up for re-appointment. Please contact the District for more information

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Questions? Call: 509-447-1155  - Please leave a message. Or email:

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