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A Board of Supervisors, who establishes the overall direction and priorities for District programs, governs the Spokane Conservation District (SCD). Supervisors are local residents who serve voluntarily; local citizens elect three of the members and the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) appoints the remaining two. While supervisors come from a variety of backgrounds, by law, at least three of the five supervisors must be landowners or farm operators. Each term of office is three years and supervisors are expected to attend 12 regularly scheduled board meetings per year as well as individual committee and special meetings and/or trainings, for an average 20 days each year.

During the years when a term expires for a Supervisor, an election is held in early March. All information, including applications for those seeking to run for office, will be posted in the weeks prior, in-house, on the web site, and in the legal notice section of the local newspaper.

District supervisors have a unique niche among agencies managing Washington’s natural resources. They serve as the grass roots representative of landowners and the general public in their community, providing leadership and direction to bring volunteer cooperation in natural resource conservation programs. Upon taking the oath of office they agree to carry out the responsibilities of their position with the Washington Conservation District Law (RCW Title 89). Click here to view a District Supervisor Fact Sheet & Checklist.

In addition to District Supervisors, another role on the Board of Supervisors is the Associate Supervisor.  Associate Supervisors are non-voting members, appointed by the board, who also serve voluntarily and attend meetings and trainings and can serve on various committees as directed by the board. There are no term limits for Associate Supervisors and they can be appointed to the board at any time during the year. An unlimited number of Associate Supervisors can serve on the board. Express your interest in becoming an Associate Supervisor by coming to a monthly board meeting or by contacting the District office.

Supervisor Responsibilities
Supervisor Benefits
Identify local conservation needs and develop, implement and evaluate programs to meet them
Satisfaction of seeing conservation practices applies and interaction with others interested in natural resource conservation
Educate and inform landowners, the general public & legislators on conservation issues and programs
Identify local conservation needs and develop, implement and evaluate programs to meet them


The Board meets monthly at the District office and the meetings are open to the public. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and are 5-7pm (unless otherwise noted). You may view the 2015 Board meetings dates here. Board Meetings are held in the upper conference room at 210 N. Havana St, Spokane, WA.  Meetings are open to the public. All programs and services are offered without discrimination. If special accommodations are needed, please call 509-535-7274 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made. 

You may view PDF's of past meeting minutes by clicking on the appropriate date below:

2012 2013




Chair: Gerald (Jerry) Scheele
Appointed - term expires 2016
Vice-Chair: Randy James
Elected - term expires 2017
Member: Wendy Knopp
Elected - term expires 2018
Auditor: Jaki Shrauger
Elected - term expires 2016
Associate Supervisors:
Dixie Riddle
Philip Small
Member: Tom Miller
Appointed - term expires 2014



Please click here for a listing of all District staff and their contact information.



Please click here for the Public Record Request form. 


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