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.

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Board Meetings

Monday, May 3rd, 2021, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: A deep dive on pathways to serving on the EMSWCD Board: Associate Board nominations and/or amending current requirements for board eligibility; Executive Director Report, including 6-month work plan; Equity Team update; monthly financial report; Board authorization allowing ACH/Electronic forms of payment, an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for discussion of real estate negotiations; an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(f) to consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection.

Monday, April 19th, 2021, at 4:00pm. Special Board meeting. Agenda items include: A review of a potential Natural Area / Access to Nature opportunity (the Shaull property located in Gresham), public comment (no more than 10 minutes) and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.

Monday, April 5th, 2021, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Deep dive into the Cooperative Landowner Incentive Program (CLIP) and Grants Program, Partners In Conservation (PIC) grant awards, Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) extension, Natural resources Conservation Services (NRCS) MOU, Executive Director update, Equity Team update, and the monthly Financial Report.

Monday, March 1st, 2021, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Board Committee appointments, topic areas for future Board meetings, Executive Director update, Equity Team update, and monthly Financial Report.

Monday, February 1st, 2021, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Board Officer appointments, Board Committee appointments, Executive Director update, Financial Report, FY21-22 Budget Calendar, Appointment of Budget Officer, and Clip Grants.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Swearing in of New Board Directors, New Board Director orientation presentation, District program overview, and the monthly financial report.

Friday, December 29th, 2020, at 4:30pm. 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.

Friday, December 18th, 2020, at 4:30pm. 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, December 7th, 2020, at 6:00pm. Board and Annual Meeting. Agenda items for the Annual Meeting include: Recognition Awards, FY19-20 Annual Report presentation, and FY 19-20 Audit presentation. Agenda items for the December Board meeting include: Equity Update, EMSWCD Equity Statement, OACD board elections, monthly financial report, Executive Director onboarding, Board officer appointments, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for the discussion of real estate negotiations.

Monday, November 2nd, 2020, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Equity update, draft Equity Statement discussion, quarterly progress report, monthly financial report, Partners In Conservation (PIC) Grants strategic pause, and Executive Director onboarding.

 

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