WICD Board of Supervisors Overview
A board of five Supervisors, three elected and two appointed, directs the programs and policies of the Whidbey Island Conservation District. The board meets once a month to discuss district business, oversee district finances and provide guidance on district activities. The meetings are open to the public. Check the footer at the bottom of each page on our website for current board meeting information and archives.
Appointed and elected positions are for 3-year terms and are served without compensation. District elections and appointments are held each spring. For more information about the Conservation District election process, view our election fact sheet HERE.
Upcoming board meeting information is posted at the footer of our website, so please scroll to the bottom of this page to find current board meeting information.
WICD Supervisor Profiles
APPOINTED, TERM THROUGH 2024
David Edwards holds a bachelor's degree in forest management from Oregon State University, and has substantial field experience in coastal forest lands similar to those found on Whidbey Island. He led the fixed-wing aerial firefighting division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, where he became skilled at state-level budgeting and building interagency partnerships. In the mid-2000s, he qualified as an airtanker pilot and flew wildfire suppression missions in Washington State and Alaska. David is a member of the Society of American Foresters and has an interest in using remote sensing technologies in forest management, wildland fire, and agriculture applications. He is a retired Air Force officer and pilot, and has commanded at multiple levels. He is currently a commercial pilot. David and his wife, Jill, live near Langley.
ELECTED, TERM THROUGH 2022
Tim was born in Osaka, Japan in 1948. As a military family, they moved every three years; living in Europe, North Africa, and several states, including Alaska. Upon graduating high school in 1966, Tim built a 32' fishing vessel and went to Alaska to earn money for college. After graduating with a degree in Industrial Technology/Engineering, he continued to fish commercially in Alaska and to spend the off-season involved in a variety of projects from building boats, to houses, to hydraulic lift boat trailers. Tim became more involved in agriculture when he married his wife, Paula, also a commercial fisher and farmer in Alaska, becoming involved in hay production and forestry. It was at that time they began to work with the Soil Conservation Service in developing the family homestead. Since acquiring some acreage on Whidbey Island, Tim has continued both his commercial fishing in Alaska and his involvement in farm operations and development here. His most recent effort is the development and implementation of a forest conservation plan on their 32-acres in central Whidbey.