2024 Board Election

King Conservation District held an election for Position 1 on the Board of Supervisors. Voting ended February 13, 2024. King Conservation District includes all registered voters in King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish that do not participate in the District).

The 2024 Board Election voting period has ended. Final results have been tallied by King County Elections and can be found at the following link.

Click here to see final results

With 10,924 ballots counted, the incumbent Brittney Bush Bollay is the presumptive winner with 46.10% of the vote. Conservation district board elections aren’t final until certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission. The commission will review the election results and certify it at an upcoming meeting.

King Conservation District includes all registered voters in King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish that do not participate in the district).

Two of KCD’s Board Seats are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Seat #4 is up for appointment in 2024. The window for applications for the appointed seat is January 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024. If you are interested in applying for the appointed position, please visit www.scc.wa.gov/elections-and-appointments.

Board Election Redistricting

In 2022, the KCD Board of Supervisors passed Resolution 22-002 establishing a process for KCD to establish election zones for KCD Board Supervisor elections. Currently, KCD’s three elected board positions are at-large. With the completion of redistricting work KCD’s service area will be divided into three zones each represented by a single Board Supervisor.

In March of 2023, KCD issued a Request for Proposals for Board Election Zoning. This project will establish the three board election zones within KCD’s boundaries. KCD received four proposals by the deadline of April 17, 2023. After a thorough review and scoring of the proposals, King County GIS Center’s proposal was selected.

KCD put together a Redistricting Committee and held a kickoff meeting on March 28, 2024 to review the scope of the process. Future meetings will happen throughout the year and will be noticed here and on the KCD website.

The redistricting committee is made up of four members of the KCD Advisory Committee
April Brown
Councilmember Brenda Fincher (City of Kent
Councilmember Victoria Schroff (City of Maple Valley)
Sarah Reyneveld

Conservation District Election Reform

King Conservation District is committed to pursuing election reform with the Washington State Legislature and making future elections more accessible to all voters. If you would like this election on the regular fall ballot, please contact your legislator at 1-800-562-6000.

HB 1567 (2023-24) requested a financial study of costs to put all conservation districts on the regular ballot. The study is expected to be finished in 2024.

KCD confirmed its commitment to conservation district election reform in a 2021 resolution calling for district elections to support financial transparency and disclosure, remove landowner/farm operator requirements, and for the Washington State Legislature to provide a
statewide funding solution for Conservation District elections.
Resolution 21-007 – Resolving the KCD Board’s support of specific Elections Reforms
KCD is also looking at setting voting zones to reduce cost and increase geographic representation of board members.
Board of Supervisors Resolution 22-002 – Establishing Board Election Zones

As currently required by state law, KCD elections occur annually during the first quarter of each year. Elections are conducted pursuant to guidelines established by Chapter 89.08 RCW, with oversight from the Washington State Conservation Commission. Conservation district elections are exempt from the election laws under Title 29A RCW. It will require a change to state law for conservation district elections to be on the regular fall vote by mail ballot. Conservation District elections are reviewed and certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission.

King Conservation District Board of Supervisors

King Conservation District is a special purpose district committed to helping people engage in stewardship and conservation of natural resources, serving over two million people in 34 cities and unincorporated King County. KCD assists people with forestry management, streamside and shoreline restoration, farm conservation planning, and other environmental efforts. KCD is funded primarily by a per-parcel Rates and Charges fee.

An all-volunteer, five-member Board of Supervisors is responsible for overseeing KCD operations, budget, and setting policy. Voters elect three supervisors and the Washington State Conservation Commission appoints two supervisors. Supervisors serve three-year terms.

 

Position Type Term Ends Name
Position #1 Elected 2024 Brittney Bush Bollay
Position #2 Elected 2025 Kirstin Haugen
Position #3 Elected 2026 Csenka Favorini-Csorba
Position #4 Appointed 2024 Bill Knutsen
Position #5 Appointed 2026 Burr Mosby

 

Meet the Board of Supervisors

 

Appointed Positions

Would you like to be considered for an appointed position on KCD’s Board of Supervisors? The Washington State Conservation Commission appoints two of KCD’s five board members. The Commission will appoint a supervisor to serve on King Conservation District’s board in 2024. The seat up for appointment is Seat #4. The window for applications for the appointed seat is January 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024. Candidates that run for the elected position Seat #1 may also apply for the appointed Seat #4.

Conservation District Elections and Appointments
Guide to Conservation District Appointments
Conservation District Supervisor Responsibilities

2024 Election Timeline

  • December 4-8, Candidate Filing Window
  • December 11, Candidate Withdrawal Deadline
  • December 15, Candidate Statements Posted
  • January 23, Voting Period Starts
  • February 13, Voting Period Ends
  • February 13, Initial Results Posted
  • February 15, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
  • February 20, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
  • February 22, Preliminary Results Updated by 5pm
  • February 27, Final Results Posted
  • May, Election Certified by Washington State Conservation Commission
  • June, Elected Board Member Seated

Additional Election Information

Frequently Asked Questions about KCD Online Ballot Access Portal

2024 KCD Election Results
2024 KCD Election Summary Report

KCD Resolution 23-004 – Establishing the 2024 KCD Board Election
2024 KCD Election Mailer Front
2024 Election Mailer Back

2023 KCD Board Election Results
2023 KCD Board Election Summary Report

KCD Resolution 22-003 – Establishing the 2023 KCD Board Election
2023 KCD Election Mailer Digital
2023 Supervisor Election Flyer

2022 KCD Board Election Results
2022 KCD Election Summary Report

2022 Election Postcard Mailer
2022 Candidates Featured Image
2022 Election Mailer Front
2022 Election Mailer Back
2022-Election Photo Hands Planting
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Resolution 21-008 – Establishing the 2022 Board Election

2021 KCD Board Election Results
2021 KCD Election Summary Report

2020 KCD Board Election Results
2020 KCD Election Summary Report
Democracy Live KCD Post-Election Audit
NCC King County Audit Summary 2020 – National Cybersecurity Center
NCC Completes Successful Audit of King County’s Mobile Voting Pilot

Resolution 21-007 – Resolving the KCD Board’s support of specific Elections Reforms
Resolution 19-011 – Resolving the KCD Board to work towards Elections Reform

The Washington State Conservation Commission has put forward formal proposals for conservation district election reform and is discussing reform with state legislators in 2022.
WSCC Conservation District Election Reform Proposal

The League of Women Voters put out a detailed review of conservation district elections in 2011.
Washington State Conservation District: A Report by the League of Women Voters (2011)

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