District Staff

District Board of Supervisors

Dave Hedrick - District Manager


(509)775-3473 ext.105


Eric Bracken, Chair

Dave became the District Manager in April of 2019 after serving as a Supervisor for several years. In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the district, he is the lead person for outreach and communication with conservation partners. He comes to us after a long career in natural resources. His experience ranges from co-managing the timber and land on his family ranch to owning and operating a large commercial fishing boat in Alaska for 38 years. He grew up north of Colville and has resided in Ferry County for the last twenty years.

Candy Roman - Financial



(509)775-3473 ext.100

Dave Konz, Vice Chair

Candy joined the Conservation District team in November 2014. Candy takes care of all financial matters in the office including payroll, accounts payable and receivable, grant accounting, selling maps and managing the annual plant sale.  She also manages the office, keeping things organized for the District and the NRCS. Candy moved from the Seattle area to Ferry County in 2014 and has been enjoying country living on her property in Curlew.

Charlotte Coombes, Auditor

Bill Chamberlin - Resource Assistant
(509)775-3473 ext 109

Bill joined our staff in September 2013. He coordinates management of the Conservation District's properties. He manages our Conservation Practice Data System (CPDS), where we track the work that we do on behalf of District landowners/cooperators. He helps with cost-share project oversight and management and with District education projects for both adults and kids. Bill developed and maintains the District's web page and edits the District's newsletter. He also assists Candy with our annual plant sale.  Bill works part-time for us, while also working part-time teaching math at the Curlew Job Corps.  He has lived in the Conservation District since 1994.

Scott Palmer, Supervisor

Partner Agency Staff

NRCS Resource Conservationist  (This position is presently vacant.)

For information contact: Karla Ware, NRCS District Conservationist




Jim Rochelle, Supervisor

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is our partnering agency. As the federal arm of the conservation partnership, the NRCS handles the conservation programs outlined in the Farm Bill. The NRCS also assists the district with our objectives of developing conservation plans for cattle operators, private forest landowners, irrigators and smaller hobby farmers. 

Celeste Accord, USDA-Farm Service Agency County Executive Director


(509)775-3390 (Ferry County [Tuesdays])

(509)422-2750 ext. 112 (Okanogan County)

Celeste began her career with the USDA - Farm Service Agency in 2015 as the Ferry and Okanogan County Executive Director.  Celeste administers agricultural programs available to farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the Farm Bill.  Previously working as a Range Management Specialist for both the public and private sector, Celeste is committed to continuing her service to the agricultural community in Ferry County.