Here at Washington Conservation Voters, we think full circle.

Read our strategic plan here

WCV is there at every turn to ensure Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. Over the last 35 years, we have elected environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing. To all those who have volunteered, supported our work, ran for office, and everything in between – thank you!


All people in Washington state have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy.


WCV achieves strong environmental protections by electing and supporting officials and holding them accountable.


Our Strategic Plan provides a road map for our work in 2017 to 2020. Below you’ll find our aims and goals, which give structure to our plan. You can read our plan or download it as a PDF here.


Be Innovative and Data-Driven

Our goal: WCV leads by experimenting in creative ways and changing with the political and community landscape.

Be Bold and Credible

Our goal: All elected officials and political parties believe that WCV will hold them publicly accountable for their actions.

Pursue Racial Equity and Environmental Justice

Our goal: We are a trusted ally for tribal nations and communities of color.

Be Flexible and Opportunistic

Our goal: Selective engagement in local, state, and federal environmental issues across the state builds our effectiveness.

Partner with WEC

Our goal: Our work with Washington Environmental Council maximizes power for environmental results.


Elect Environmental Leaders

Our goal: We achieve a strong environmental majority in the state legislature, and elect environmental leaders to key statewide, local, and congressional office positions.

Build Environmental Champions

Our goal: Environmental champions have a continuum of support throughout their careers in public service allowing them to be better advocates for the environment.

Hold Public/Elected Officials Accountable

Our goal: All elected officials know that they are held accountable for their actions and votes. 

Increase Voter Participation

Our goal: More people vote and participate in democracy every election cycle, leading to stronger environmental protections for all Washingtonians. 

Organize the Grassroots and Engage Voters

Our goal: WCV deploys people power to elect environmental candidates to office and achieves significant policy wins for the environment.

Influence Government Decisions

Our goal: We use science, policy expertise, and constituent pressure to drive smart decisions by elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels.


Striving for Organizational Excellence

Our goal: WCV has a talented staff and board in order to achieve our goals.

Strengthening Our Financial Health

Our goal: WCV is well-resourced in order to achieve our goals.


View the whole WCV Strategic Plan here.