Okanogan County Water Conservancy

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 and two alternates.  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.

Okanogan County Water Conservancy Board Members

Vacancy-Position #1
Anna Burica-Position #2
Charles Brushwood-Position #3
Mark Miller-Position #4
Mike Fort-Position #5
Vacancy-Alternate #1
Vacancy-Alternate @2
Lisa de Vera-Clerk of the Board

Meetings are held the first THURSDAY of every month at 2:00 p.m. at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, WA 98840, in the Commissioners' Hearing Room.

Please contact Lisa de Vera at 509-860-7466 with any questions you have or to request an Application for Change of Water Right.

2021 Meeting Schedule 

  • January 7, 2021
  • February 4, 2021
  • March 4, 2021
  • April 1, 2021
  • May 6, 2021
  • June 3, 2021
  • July 1, 2021
  • August 5, 2021
  • September 2, 2021
  • October 7, 2021
  • November 4, 2021
  • December 2, 2021