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.
Friday, February 22, 2019, from 3:00 PM on. Agenda items include: an Executive Session under ORS 192.355 to consider information exempt from public records laws. This Executive Session will be held so external consultants can discuss with the Board the recommendations related to an organizational assessment. Following the Executive Session, the Board may choose to make decisions regarding topics discussed in Executive Session.
Monday, February 4, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Agenda items include: Equity moment, FY19-20 Budget Calendar adoption and appointment of Budget officer, report out from AD-HOC Committee on Associate Director applicants and process, Q2 FY18-19 progress report, Mt. Hood Community College project update and budgeting proposal, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.355 will be held for an organizational assessment report.
Friday, January 25, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Special Board of Directors meeting and Working Session. Agenda items include: Discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Monday, January 7, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Agenda items include: Staff and Board awards, Zone 1 Director swear in, re-appointment of Associate Directors and swearing in, Board Officer elections, Committee appointments, Associate Director candidate introductions, personnel policy approvals, and program updates.
Monday, December 3, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Board Meeting and 2018 Annual Meeting Agenda items include: Presentation of FY17-18 Annual Progress Report, presentation of Employee of the Year, board member reports, equity moment, organizational assessment update, program updates, approval of PIC Review Committee members, and approval of Land Legacy Program Guidelines.
Monday, November 5, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Agenda items include: Director updates, equity moment, organizational Consultancy update, annual work plan/quarterly report, APANO presentation on the Jade/Lents Greening project, program updates, and financials.
Monday, October 8, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Agenda items include: Program updates, changes to Partners in Conservation (PIC) grant program funding levels, supplemental budget amendment to appropriate additional revenue for post-fire weed control, setting the date for the annual meeting, an executive session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) may be held for discussion of real estate negotiations, organizational improvement consultants presentations, and an Executive session under ORS 192.502(1) will be held for internal advisory communication regarding selection of organizational improvement consultants.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This is a special Board meeting. On the agenda is authorizing an alternate signatory to effect a property transaction approved by the EMSWCD Board on January 22, 2018 and to sign all necessary documents on behalf of the EMSWCD at closing.
Monday, September 10, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Agenda items include: Equity, Watershed Council presentations, Program updates, and an Executive session under ORS 192.660(2) (i) will be held for discussion regarding review and evaluation of the employment-related performance of the executive director.