BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Associate Directors

  • Jim Scheller
  • Robert Strickland
  • Don Leech

Overview

Conservation district boards are the local governing bodies of all Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Clatsop SWCD District Board Directors are members of professional, agriculture, timber, conservation, and fishing communities who understand the ecological relationships of soil, water, and the utilization of natural resources. Our volunteer directors are elected on Oregon’s general election ballot and serve terms of four years.

To ensure representation from all areas of the Clatsop SWCD, the county-wide district is divided into legally defined zones and a landowner from each zone is a Director. Clatsop County is divided into 5 separate zones therefore has 5 “Zone Directors.” By statute, our board must consist of at least 5 Zone Directors and 2 “At-Large” Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities of the volunteer Board are:

  • Attend and actively participate in all board meetings
  • Come to meetings prepared
  • Carry out committee responsibilities
  • Stay abreast of local conservation issues
  • Attend area and state meetings of the state association
  • Participate in training opportunities
  • Promote the District’s work to local landowners
  • Promote the District’s work to its constituency
  • Promote the District’s work to agencies and organizations
  • Promote the District’s work to legislators and other decision makers regarding the district funding

Election and Eligibility:

To become an At-Large Director an individual must:

  • Reside within the boundaries of the conservation district
  • Be a registered voter

To become a Zone Director, two options are available, but all requirements of the Option must be met to be eligible:

Option #1:

  • Own or manage 10 or more acres of land in the district. Zone directors may either reside within the zone that is represented or own or manage 10 or more acres within the zone that is being represented;
  • Be involved in the active management of the property
  • Reside within the boundaries of the district
  • Be a registered voter

Option #2: An individual may serve as a zone director when the individual, in lieu of the land ownership or management requirements in Option #1:

  • Resides within the zone that is represented
  • Has served at least one year as a director or associate director of a district
  • Has a conservation plan approved by the conservation district board
  • Be a registered voter

 

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