The Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District (GCRCD) is an independent special district of the state of California led by a volunteer Board of Directors. The District is dedicated to the conservation of natural resources within Santa Clara County, and is regulated by Division 9 of the California Public Resources Code.
GCRCD Directors are appointed for a four-year term by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and serve without compensation. The terms for three of GCRCD's existing Directors expire on November 27, 2020. Two of the three Directors are seeking reappointment.
Pursuant to State Law, to qualify for a Director position, an applicant must have a demonstrated interest in natural resource conservation, be a registered California voter, and meet at least one of the following requirements of the California Public Resource Code §9352:
- Be a resident of the district who owns real property in the district;
- Be a resident of the district who has served as an associate director to the district for two years or more; or
- Be a designated agent of a resident landowner within the district.
Additionally, as public officials in a position of governance, directors are required to submit an annual Statement of Economic Interests to the Fair Political Practices Commission to help identify and avoid potential conflicts of interest.
Potential applicants may request more information on the position of Director or the roles and responsibilities of the District by contacting us by phone, email or online messaging using our "Contact Us" form. The County application can be found here.