Board Meetings

Our Board Meetings take place at least once a month, generally on the first Monday of the month. Occasionally special sessions are also called to resolve additional items or unforeseen events. All meetings are open to the public, with the exception of occasional Executive Sessions.

Board meetings cover the general business of East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, while also convening to decide the next steps the District will take in overall operations or within specific programs. Board meetings often follow special committee meetings, which are detailed in the Committees page.

See a list of all upcoming Board, Committee and Budget meetings here.

Board Members

All members of the Board are expected to attend each meeting, as well as our Executive Director and management team. Non-managerial staff may also attend certain meetings, in order to present to the Board or speak on certain agenda items.

Learn more about our Board.

Board Meetings

    Monday, April 3, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: Approval of PIC/+ grants, approval of Watershed Council Strategic Partnership Year 2 Grants, approval of SPACE grant funding level and total project cost increases, approval of CLIP cost-share change and project funding level increases, approval of Urban Lands internship position, approval of an equity planning and training initiative, discussion of nursery engagement initiative, program updates as time allows.

  • 4-3-17 Board Meeting Packet

Monday, March 6, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: Board officer elections, Budget officer appointment and budget development schedule approval, Watershed Council SPA reports and proposals, 2nd quarter progress report, Strategic, equity, climate change planning, Board policy “position statements,” Recreational immunity resolution, Weed control contract approval, Program updates.

  • 3-6-17 Board Meeting Packet
  • Monday, February 6, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: Board officer elections, Budget officer appointment and budget development schedule approval, Watershed Council SPA reports and proposals, 2nd quarter progress report, Strategic, equity, climate change planning, Board policy “position statements,” Recreational immunity resolution, Weed control contract approval, Program updates.

  • 2-6-17 Board Meeting Packet
  • Monday, January 9, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: Board officer and committee elections/appointments, employee service awards, a review of PIC grant committee members, in addition an executive session under ORS 192.660(2)(h) may be held for consultation with counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding existing litigation.

    Monday, December 5, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: a presentation on the OSU Integrated Pest Management website; financial year 2015-16 audit findings; an end-of-year presentation on the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program’s 2016 growing season; Personnel Policy updates; Associate director recruitment notice; and program updates.

    Monday, November 7, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: presenting the Employee of the Year Award; presenting the quarterly progress report; a discussion on the use of and cooperation with Granges; director and associate director needs, and related board policies; the role and re-engagement of departing board members; an update on the Watershed Council Strategic Partnership; finalization of the Executive Director performance review; and program updates.

    Monday, October 3, 2016, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – immediately proceeded by the EMSWCD FY15/16 Annual Meeting. Agenda items include: Rural Lands Project Report, Urban Lands Project Report, planning and reporting framework, Board policies & associate director needs as well as possible other topics of district business.

    Monday, September 12, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: Board Member activity updates, District Department updates, an executive session under ORS 192.660(h) for consulting with legal counsel concerning litigation likely to be filed, and possible other topics of district business.

    Monday, August 1, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: Presentations from the district Watershed councils on their work, Auditor selection, a Land acquisition decision, review of a Superfund comment letter, Annual Meeting date resolution, and executive session under ORS 192.660 to conduct the Executive Director’s performance review, Board Member activity updates, District Department updates and possible other topics of district business.

    Monday, July 11, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please note that this particular Board Meeting will be held at the Colwood Golf Center, located at 7313 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218. Agenda items include: An update on the conservation work taking place at the Colwood property, discussion of the Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup proposal, review of a proposed CLIP grant for irrigation efficiency improvements, Board Member activity updates, District Department updates and other topics of district business.