King Conservation District (KCD) wishes to announce that its Executive Director Bea Covington has decided to leave KCD to pursue other employment opportunities. Since joining KCD in October of 2016, Bea has led a talented and dedicated staff at KCD in creating, managing and delivering KCD’s conservation programs and activities throughout King County. Bea successfully led KCD through a five year renewal of KCD’s system of rates and charges which was approved by the King County Council at the end of 2019. The renewal of KCD’s system of rates and charges ensures that KCD can continue its important natural resource management and conservation efforts with its partners and stakeholders. Bea also successfully guided KCD’s efforts to implement a groundbreaking mobile ballot option for its Conservation Board of Supervisors election held in February 2020 that was developed and implemented to increase voter accessibility. KCD partnered with King County Elections, Tusk Philanthropies and Democracy Live to implement the first in the nation mobile voting option which received national media attention.
In 2018, Bea Covington was awarded the Northwest Area District Manager of the Year award by the Washington State Conservation Commission. The Commission noted that Bea’s “background in agricultural and natural resource economics gives her a keen eye to find balance between conservation and sustainable agriculture.”
KCD thanks Bea for her service to KCD and wishes her success in her future endeavors.