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.

View our list of upcoming Board,
Committee and Budget meetings

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.

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

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at 4:00pm. Special Board Meeting. Agenda items include: Discussion of current EMSWCD mission, vision, values, stakeholder insights, and organizational contexts.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, at 2:00pm. Special Board Meeting. Agenda items include: a Restorative Justice Workshop hosted by YWCA PDX for the Board of Directors with EMSWCD Staff.

Monday, May 2nd, 2022, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Updates from our Executive Director, Discussion and Decision regarding updates to EMSWCD HR Handbook, Discussion and Decision regarding an extension of two temporary positions, and a Financial Report for March 2022.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, at 4:00pm. Special Board meeting. Agenda items include: Strategic Planning Workshop focused on current EMSWCD mission, vision, values, stakeholder insights, and organizational contexts.

Monday, April 4th, 2022, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Executive Director Update, Civil Rights Responsibilities Review from NRCS, presentation of the FY20-21 Annual Report Zine project, Strategic Planning update, PIC Grant Awards, and a Financial Report for February 2022.

Monday, March 7th, 2022, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Executive Director Update, an Equity Discussion, Strategic Planning update, and a Financial Report for January.

Monday, February 7th, 2022, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Executive Director Update, Review of Urban Lands Evaluation Process, an Equity Discussion, Strategic Planning update, Financial Report for December, FY22-23 Budget Calendar, and Appointment of Budget Officer.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, at 4:00pm. Special Board meeting. Agenda items include: Strategic Planning Workshop focused on current EMSWCD mission, vision, values, stakeholder insights, and organizational contexts.

Monday, January 10th, 2022, at 5:00pm. Special Board meeting. Agenda items include: an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(i) held to review and evaluate the employment-related performance of a public officer.

Monday, January 10th, 2022, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: a presentation on highlights from the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Annual Report, PIC Review Committee updates, review of November Financial Reports, proposed adoption of Juneteenth Holiday, and a Wage Analysis update.

POSTPONED – originally scheduled for Monday, December 27th, 2021, at 4:00pm. Special Board meeting. Agenda items include an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(i) held to review and evaluate the employment-related performance of a public officer. Please check our website; a new meeting date and time will be set soon.

Monday, December 6th, 2021, at 6:00pm. Board meeting and annual meeting. Agenda items for the Annual Meeting include: Recognition Awards, FY20-21 Annual Report presentation, and FY 20-21 Audit presentation. Agenda items for the December Board meeting include: Approval of a CLIP Grant, Executive Director updates, Equity Team update, FY21-22 Budget Amendment & Resolution, and October Financial Report.

Monday, November 1st, 2021, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: An overview of the Portland Water Bureau’s plans to construct a Bull Run water filtration plant on Carpenter Lane; an update by the E.D. including recent recruitments. Chris Wallace Caldwell and Jamila Dozier will outline next steps for strategic planning process and the Board’s role in that; a brief equity update; and a financial review of both August and September Financial Reports.

Monday, October 4th, 2021, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: A review of the Partners in Conservation (PIC) program evaluation recently completed as well as an outline of potential changes to the PIC program for 2022; an update by the E.D. including strategic planning progress; and a brief equity update. There will be no monthly Financial Report in October; November’s board meeting will include a 2-month financial review.

Monday, September 13th, 2021, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Third of 3-part series by Eric Nusbaum with ODA on government ethics and including a brief intro to responsibilities under Public Record Law; an update by the E.D., including strategic planning progress and latest COVID protocols; Board discussion and decision regarding Personnel Committee recommendations for a preferred performance evaluation format for E.D.; introduction of facilitators for equity work with the Board; the monthly Financial Report.

Monday, August 2nd, 2021, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: a brief presentation on Public Meeting Law with an emphasis on Executive Sessions, a review of strategic planning, an Equity Team Update, the monthly Financial Report, the FY20-21 Audit Engagement Letter, and an update to Policy 1.1.3 – Salary & Wages to reflect salary scales being adjusted due to COLI increases.

 

View archive of Board meeting packets
and minutes for previous meetings here