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Save the Date! Join us at the all CD meeting in March

Save the Date! Join us at the all CD meeting in March

Join us at the Yakima Convention Center on Tuesday (March 26) and Wednesday (March 27)

Save the date for this opportunity to work with your conservation district colleagues and SCC staff and be part of our strategic planning process. Together, we will assess current and potential priorities and how they might be supported in a future-focused 2025-2027 biennial budget. This will bring the conservation community together on day one of our fiscal development process. Please join us and make your voice heard.

Please expect additional details on the meeting's format and interactive materials that will help us exchange information ahead of our time together.

SCC is also excited to offer up to $1,000 in reimbursement per district to attend in-person. Supervisors and staff are encouraged to attend. (See the details below).  Fill out this form to make sure we have you signed up to attend in person.

Meeting highlights include:

  • Timeline of the 2025-27 budget
  • Discussion on proposed budget packages
  • End of session legislative updates

Get the draft agenda here.


A block of 30 rooms have been held for attendees of this event at the Red Lion Hotel located in the same parking lot as the Convention Center at 607 E. Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901.

Reservations within the block are first-come, first-served.

Districts are responsible for covering their own lodging costs for their employees. Rooms are reserved at the per diem rate of $107/person/night. Please reserve your room under our group block using this reservation link, or by calling the hotel directly at (509)248-5900 and reserving your room under the WA State Conservation Commission group block. 

The last day to reserve rooms under this block is March 18. 

What is available for reimbursement?

To be eligible to receive reimbursement for up to $1,000 in allowable travel expenses and districts staff time the following criteria is:

Travel, including mileage at $.67 per mile, Per Diem and Hotel (Yakima Per Diem: Room: $107 +taxes and fees. Meals: Breakfast: $14, Lunch: $17, Dinner: $28). The traveler must be in travel status during meal period to claim meal.


If you have any questions about this meeting please reach out to Sarah Groth at or Shana Joy at 

Get the Gov Delivery announcement here.