2021 Area Association annual meetings

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Meeting Dates

If September is resolution time, October is Area Association annual meeting time. Look for more information to come from the respective host districts soon as they adapt their plans to new COVID restrictions.

  • Wednesday, October 13th – SW Area Meeting (virtual) hosted by Grays Harbor CD
  • Thursday, October 14th – NW Area Meeting (virtual) hosted by Skagit CD
  • Tuesday, October 19th – NC Area Meeting (virtual) hosted by Okanogan CD
  • Wednesday, October 20th – NE Area Meeting (virtual) hosted by Ferry CD
  • Tuesday, October 26th – SE Area Meeting hosted by Walla Walla County CD
  • Wednesday, October 27th – SC Area Meeting hosted by South Yakima CD

We’ve published these dates on our Hub calendar and on WACD’s public website.

Meeting dates shown in table format:

SMTWTFS
12
3456789
10111213
Southwest
14
Northwest
1516
171819
North Central
20
Northeast
212223
242526
Southeast
27
South Central
282930
31

Resolutions

Resolutions brought forward

Resolutions adopted

Feedback needed

WACD asks for your feedback on the CDEI work products, the JCE report, and the bylaws changes proposed by WACD.

The easiest way to send us feedback is to send to . Thank  you!

Committee work products

Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) began meeting in May 2021 to address the concerns and actions in Resolution 2020-05 and Resolution 2020-06.

Please review the draft reports from the CDEI. These will be presented at Area Association meetings and WACD invites all feedback on these draft work products.

Joint Committee on Elections

The Joint Committee on Elections (JCE) began meeting in March 2021. Formed in response to a motion adopted in December 2020 by the Washington State Conservation Commission, the JCE invested substantial time in arriving at specific recommendations.

Bylaws changes proposed by WACD

In recent years, the WACD Board reviews proposed bylaws changes identified by WACD committees or staff and includes them in materials going to all six area associations ahead of the October meetings. Members then review and discuss those proposed changes at area association meetings and their local district, then (if desired) provide comments. This step of advancing proposed changes to area associations does not represent approval by the Board. Rather, it reflects the desire of the Board to hear from members about these ideas.

Feedback from members is used to address shortcomings and improvements in the draft proposals at the Board’s November meeting. It is at the November meeting that Board approval is required before any proposed changes are formally presented to the entire Association at the Annual Business Meeting for deliberation and decision.

Five proposals to update and improve WACD bylaws

Following recent practice, the WACD Board of Directors voted at their September meeting to publish five potential bylaw proposals for comment and feedback:

Annual summary report from WACD Executive Director

This report provides a summary-level overview of the significant activities of WACD in 2021.

South Central Area Association of Conservation Districts

Wednesday, October 27th – SC Area Meeting hosted by South Yakima CD

Documents

Southeast Area Association of Conservation Districts

Tuesday, October 26th – SE Area Meeting hosted by Walla Walla County CD

The WACD Southeast area meeting will be hosted by the Walla Walla County Conservation District on Tuesday October 26th, 2021. The meeting will be located at the Walla Walla Airport Terminal Building combined conference room, 45 Terminal Loop, Walla Walla, WA 99362. A remote option is included on the agenda. As with all things of late, WWCCD asks that you remain flexible. We all know what it is like to plan for events and have them converted to a different format at the last minute.

Lunch will be provided at the per diem rate. If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP to Audrey by Wednesday Oct. 20th so we have an accurate head count. Thank you to the CDs who have already RSVP.

Documents

Southwest Area Association of Conservation Districts

Wednesday, October 13th – SW Area Meeting hosted by Grays Harbor CD

Documents

Reports

  • Lewis Conservation District contributed a YouTube video as their report to the Area Association.