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, August 3rd, 2020, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: an Executive Director search update, equity update, Board education and action regarding diversity, equity and inclusion, StreamCare Watersheds prioritization, FY19-20 Auditor engagement, policy revisions on salaries and wages, monthly Financial Report, SWCD Board eligibility criteria survey, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for discussion of real estate negotiations.

Monday, July 6th, 2020, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: : an equity update, Executive Director search update, EMSWCD FY20-21 Annual Work Plan, work from home expenses reimbursement, monthly Financial Report, Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with Watershed Councils, SWCD Board eligibility criteria survey, and management FY19-20 Performance Review process.

Monday, June 1st, 2020, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Executive Director search update, equity update, organizational values discussion, FY20-21 Budget adoption, monthly financial report, Rural Lands contract approval, appeal of 2019 salary increase decision, potential Board vacancies, Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with Watershed Councils, and the Board and Committee meeting calendar for FY20-21.

Monday, May 18th, 2020, at 6:30pm. Agenda items include: Executive Director search discussion, and approval of the Executive Director job description and search process.

Monday, May 4th, 2020, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Equity update, Quarterly Progress Report, COVID-19 response update, organizational values discussion, monthly financial report, CLIP project application, Strategic Conservation Investment grant proposal, Executive Director recruitment, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for discussion of real estate negotiations.

Monday, April 20th, 2020, at 1:00pm. Agenda items include: a Board and Staff work session on the attributes and requirements of the Executive Director, and the Executive Director search process.

Monday, April 6th, 2020, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: COVID-19 adaptations, FY19-20 Supplemental Budget, financial report, 2020 Partners in Conservation (PIC) Grant approvals, an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for discussion of real estate negotiations, Strategic Conservation Investment (SCI) Grant Program discussion, and Executive Director search.

Monday, March 2nd, 2020, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Equity update, Organizational Values, StreamCare Program update, Organizational Development update, Strategic Conservation Investment Grant program discussion, Columbia Slough Visioning Project SCI proposal, Executive Director search discussion, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for discussion of real estate negotiations.

Monday, February 3rd, 2020, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Equity update, FY19-20 second quarter progress report, FY20-21 Budget Calendar and Officer appointment, Headwaters Incubator Program capacity to support immigrant farms, Rural Lands program staff position change, Strategic Conservation Investment proposal for Columbia Slough Visioning Project, OACD Articles of Incorporation, Board Committee appointments, and Board Director vacancy and appointment.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, at 4:00pm. Board of Directors Work Session. Agenda items include: a facilitated board organizational development work session, and the scope of work for Executive Director search consultants.

Monday, January 6th, 2020, at 4:00pm. Agenda items include: PIC Review Committee, OACD Articles of Incorporation, Board Committee appointments, process for filling Board vacancy, and Executive Director search firm interviews.

Monday, December 2nd, 2019, at 6:00pm. Annual Meeting for fiscal year 2018-19 and December Board Meeting. Agenda items for the Annual Meeting include: Presentation of FY18-19 Annual Report, FY18-19 audit, Employee of the Year award. Agenda items for the December Board meeting include: Watershed Councils Strategic Partnership Agreement presentation, Executive Director search update, equity update, Policy 1.1.8 Time off / Leave Time revision, FY19-20 budget amendment through a transfer and appropriation resolution, monthly financial report, and discussion on the process for appointing a new Board Director.

Monday, December 2nd, 2019, at 4:00pm. Agenda items include: a facilitated board organizational development work session.

Monday, November 18th, 2019, at 4:00pm. Agenda items include: a facilitated board organizational development work session.

Monday, November 4th, 2019, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: NAYA grant proposal, Executive Director search and search firm selection, organizational development, first quarter quarterly report, SPACE grant review process, and Board expectations of the Interim Executive Director.

 

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