Revised dates for WACD Legislative Week

Yesterday, we announced to conservation district board chairs and managers that WACD’s Legislative Week will be delayed. The new Legislative Week is Wednesday to Wednesday, March 10-17, 2021. For whatever reasons, we recently learned that few conservation districts had scheduled meetings with legislators for next week (the previously announced time for Legislative Week). One significant…… Continue reading →

Welcome to the 2021 regular session of the Washington State Legislature

[caption id="attachment_3915" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: Wikipedia[/caption] On Monday, January 11th, the Washington State Legislature will convene for the 2021 legislative session and is scheduled to virtually address hundreds of policy proposals along with passing 2021-2023 operating, transportation and capital budgets. While legislative leaders communicated the need to exhibit restraint and only propose legislation that…… Continue reading →

NACD Policy Development Process is in Full Swing

The National Association of Conservation Districts is entering the annual policy development phase as they continue to prepare for the NACD Annual Meeting, scheduled for February 6-10, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. That meeting is being planned as an in-person event but if it is moved to a virtual format, the NACD Board will still…… Continue reading →

Support Letter Template Available

Every two years, the Governor is required to present a draft budget to the legislature. That budget of his priorities and programs is released in late November/early December. Ahead of that release, he works with the Office of Financial Management to prioritize funding priorities. Where WACD and districts can play a role in supporting programs…… Continue reading →

Washington State Participation in Spring Fly-In Delayed

Because of concerns about COVID-19, and in an abundance of caution, the Washington Association of Conservation Districts has chosen to delay participation in the Spring Fly-In organized by the National Association of Conservation Districts. What does this mean? This means that Washington's Conservation Partnership delegation will not be flying to Washington D.C. for the March…… Continue reading →

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