Candidate Biographies & Statements

Jeanette Dorner facing forward.Jeanette Dorner's Biography:
Jeanette was elected a Pierce Conservation District board member in 2009 and has served as Board Chair since 2011. In 2016 her conservation district board colleagues across the state elected her as Vice President of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts and as President in 2018. She has degrees in geology, environmental studies, and restoration ecology. Jeanette has worked in salmon recovery and salmon habitat restoration for over two decades, including managing the Nisqually Tribe’s Salmon Recovery Program and most recently as the Executive Director of the Nisqually Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that protects and stewards the Nisqually watershed.

Jeanette Dorner's Statement:
In her time on the PCD Board Jeanette has worked to strengthen the organization’s ability to be of service to the community. Since 2009 the district’s farm program has grown from one to four farm planners, a separate water quality program was created, the habitat program added a marine shoreline element, and the district became the home of Harvest Pierce County. Jeanette’s conservation experience combined with her commitment to good governance creates an environment that enables success. As a woman of color, Jeanette is especially proud of the district’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

William Rowland facing forward.William Rowland's Biography: 
I am a System Engineer with a decade of Business Management and Problem Solving within ever changing technological environment to utilize as a board member. As a System Engineer my experience encompasses solving wide variation of technical issues, written and verbal communication, budgeting and planning activities as well as managing personnel. I am an Air Force veteran following high school graduation from 1981 through 1985. I look forward to serving Pierce County residence as a Pierce Conservation District Board Member.