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.
The District office is ADA accessible, and served by bus lines #44, #72 and #6. For Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, or for translation services, call (503) 222-7645 no later than 48 hours prior to a meeting date.
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.
Monday, May 7, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Agenda items include: Approval of FY18-19 budget via resolution, approve supplementary budget amendments for FY18-19, equity, strategic planning, Zone 1 Director position, Personnel Committee membership, July Board meeting date, Rural Lands CLIP project, and Salt on Roads position statement. This meeting will be immediately preceded by the 3rd Fiscal 2018-2019 Budget Committee Meeting; the packets for both the Board Meeting and Budget Committee Meeting are available below.
Monday, April 2, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Agenda items include: Board, Committee and program updates, equity, strategic planning, PIC+ Grant approvals, CFO recruitment, and the Zone 1 Director position. This meeting will be immediately preceded by the 2nd Fiscal 2018-2019 Budget Committee Meeting; the packets for both the Board Meeting and Budget Committee are available for download below.
Monday, March 5, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 6:10 PM and 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This meeting will convene as a board meeting from 6:00 to 6:10 PM, after which the Budget Committee meeting will begin. The Board meeting will then reconvene at 8:00 PM. Agenda items include: Staff and Board service awards, Zone 1 Director position pending vacancy discussion, CLIP and SPACE processes and roles of committee, equity check in, and WC SPA proposals for years 3-5, program updates.
Monday, February 5, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Agenda items include: Second quarter progress report, CLIP and SPACE processes and roles of committee, budgeting calendar (officer and committee appointment), SCI proposal, strategic planning update, equity check in, WC SPA proposals for years 3-5, program updates, and an Executive session under ORS 192.660(2) (h,i) will be held for discussion with council with regard to current litigations and for review and evaluation of the employment-related performance of the executive director.
Monday, January 22, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM.The January Special Board Meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM to 6:00 PM on Monday, January 22nd (following a Land Legacy Committee meeting). Agenda items include: Consideration of the acquisition of property interests.
Monday, January 8, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. FY17-18 Annual Meeting and January Board Meeting. Agenda items include: Annual report, Strategic Conservation Investment grants, EMSWCD Committee membership considerations, Board and program updates, and Executive sessions under ORS 192.660(2) (e,i) will be held for discussion regarding land negotiations and for review and evaluation of the employment-related performance of the executive director.