Joy Monjure is running for a position on the Whatcom Conservation District board. As a member of the Everson City Council, Monjure has worked on water conservation issues with the Conservation District for over 30 years. She was an active member of Whatcom Watersheds Information Network and having her own farm and working as education and communication coordinator with the City of Bellingham, I believe she thoroughly understands county water and watershed issues.
The Conservation District does not have the budget to put election of the five board positions on the February ballot, so each voter must request their own ballot.
Voters must go to the Conservation District Web site to register at whatcomcd.org, where they can request their absentee ballots on line. They can call Dawn at 360-526-2381 (or 360-354-2035, extension 5) to request a ballot; or they can vote in person on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Whatcom Conservation office, 6975 Hannegan Road, Lynden, (corner of Pole Road).
Ballots must be requested by Feb. 9, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Joy Monjure will be a wonderful addition to this board. Please make the effort to get a ballot and vote to enrich the Conservation District board.