* Water Conservatory Board

In 1997 the Legislature authorized creation of water conservancy boards under Chapter 90.80 RCW (Water Conservancy Boards) to enable the processing of water-right transfer and change applications at the local level. This legislation allows counties to establish water conservancy boards as independent units of local government through resolution of the county or counties that it serves and approval by the Department of Ecology. All water conservancy board decisions are ultimately reviewed and affirmed, reversed, or modified by Ecology.

The Okanogan County Water Conservancy Board consists of five commissioners. All board commissioners must receive training from the Department of Ecology before participating in any decision on a water-right transfer application. A water conservancy board can serve a single watershed, multiple watersheds, a county, or multiple counties. There are currently 20 water conservancy boards operating in Washington.

2020 Meeting Schedule - meetings are held the first THURSDAY of every month at 2:00pm.

  • January 2, 2020
  • February 6, 2020
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 2, 2020
  • May 7, 2020
  • June 4, 2020
  • July 2, 2020
  • August 6, 2020
  • September 3, 2020
  • October 1, 2020
  • November 5, 2020
  • December 3, 2020


The meetings will take place at 123 5th Ave. North, Okanogan, WA 98840, Commissioners' Hearing Room. Please contact Lisa de Vera at: 509-860-7466 with any questions.
Okanogan County Water Conservancy Board Members

Chairperson: John Hubbard
Board Members: Rod Noel, Mark Miller, Anna Burica and Chuck Brushwood

To receive an Application for Change of Water Right, please contact Lisa de Vera 509-860-7466.