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, October 2, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: Strategic planning/retreat agenda and facilitation, Personnel Committee recommendations for new personnel policies, new Cooperative Landowner Incentive Program projects, assignment of new Associate Directors to committees, and Program updates.

Monday, September 18, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Annual meeting agenda items include: dinner, an awards ceremony, and a presentation of EMSWCD accomplishments. September Board meeting agenda items include: program updates, a rural water quality briefing, and a weed control briefing.

Monday, August 7, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: Appointment of Associate directors, Watershed Council partnership agreement presentations, strategic planning breifings from the Urban Lands and Grants departments, Dianna Pope Natural Area plan approval, program updates and a potential Executive session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) will be held for discussion of real estate negotiations.

Monday, July 10, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: FY17-18 Annual Work Plan approval, Associate Board Director discussion and decision, FY16-17 Annual Meeting date/time decision/resolution, Staff briefing on progress and plans at Headwaters Farm, Executive session to discuss real estate negotiations, Executive Session to discuss litigation.

Monday, June 5, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: FY17-18 budget adoption, Fiscal policy change approval, Strategic planning process/retreat dates/annual meeting dates, Position statements on policy issues, Program and board member updates.

Monday, May 1, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Agenda items include: Update from the Ad-Hoc Committee on Associate Director Recruitment, OSU Integrated Pest Management website support options and recommendation, Dianna Pope Natural Area 5-Year Management Plan, proposed Land Legacy property acquisition and the presentation of 3rd quarter progress report.

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.

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.

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.