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.

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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, 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.

Friday, October 25th, 2019, at 1:00pm. Agenda items include: Diversity, equity and inclusion work session.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, at 12:00pm. Agenda items include: Diversity, equity and inclusion work session.

Monday, October 7th, 2019, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Equity Team update, Executive Director search, OACD Bylaw amendments and representation at members meeting, policy amendments, organizational development, staff promotions, salary bumps and Management Team merit increases, Interim Executive Director compensation practices, and an Executive Sessions under ORS 192.660(2)(e) to deliberate with persons designated to negotiate real property transactions.

Monday, September 9th, 2019, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Equity Team update, NAYA partnership, Salaries and Wages Policy revision, electric fleet vehicle purchase, Headwaters equipment shed construction contract approval, Executive Director search, Management Team strategies for shared leadership and responsibilities during interim period, organizational consultant’s progress and next steps, Management Team performance reviews during interim period, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) to deliberate with persons designated to negotiate real property transactions.

Monday, August 5th, 2019, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Equity Team update, community engagement consultants scope of work, establishing a date for the 2019 Annual Meeting, the engagement of an auditor to undertake the fiscal year 2018-19 financial audit, June 2019 financial report, discussion on the Interim Executive Director and interim management team strategy, the search process for an Executive Director, updates and next steps for organizational consultants, and consideration of an exemption from formal competitive bidding for the contracting of a solar photovoltaic system at Headwaters Farm.

Monday, July 8th, 2019, at 6:00pm. This Board meeting will be held at the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) at 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218. Agenda items include: NAYA presentation, Equity Team update, discussion on the appointment of an Interim Executive Director and search for an Executive Director, the EMSWCD Annual Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2019-20, Public Records and Retention Policy, May 2019 Financial Report, a rural cost-share project request, Headwaters Farm solar PV project procurement, an Executive Session under ORS 192.355 to be held to consider information that is exempt from public records laws and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) to deliberate with persons designated to negotiate real property transactions.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, at 6:00pm. Special Board Meeting. Agenda items include: Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(h) concerning potential litigation and under ORS 192.660(2)(f) to discuss written attorney-client privileged advice exempt from public inspection under ORS 192.355(9), a discussion and possible decisions on terms and conditions of Executive Director’s employment, and a discussion and possible decisions regarding Organizational Assessment Findings, Recommendations and Next Steps.

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, at 6:00pm. Special Board Meeting. Agenda items include: Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(h) concerning potential litigation and under ORS 192.660(2)(f) to discuss written attorney-client privileged advice exempt from public inspection under ORS 192.355(9), a discussion and possible decisions on terms and conditions of Executive Director’s employment, and a discussion and possible decisions regarding Organizational Assessment Findings, Recommendations and Next Steps.

Monday, June 3, 2019, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Best practices for individual board member information requests and discussions with staff, Equity Team Update, FY19-20 budget adoption, request for approval of Rural Lands (StreamCare/Weed Control) contracts, request for approval for adoption of the Agricultural Management Plan guidelines, potential update on NAYA project, potential request to sign onto support letter for State Flood Mitigation Revolving Fund legislation, Executive Sessions under ORS 192.660(2)(e) to deliberate with persons designated to negotiate real property transactions, under ORS 192.660(2)(h) concerning potential litigation and under ORS 192.660(2)(f) to discuss written attorney-client privileged advice exempt from public inspection under ORS 192.355(9), under ORS 192.660(2)(f) to discuss internal advisory communications exempt from public inspection under ORS 192.355(1), and to discuss and approve matters related to the review, evaluation and performance of the Executive Director.

Monday, May 17, 2019, at 6:00pm. Special Board Meeting. Agenda items include: Discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Monday, May 6, 2019, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Associate Director appointment discussion and decision, equity moment, OACD update and download, 3rd Quarter Progress Report and program updates, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) to discuss land negotiations.

Monday, April 1, 2019, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: OACD delegate and OACD bylaw/officer vote decisions, associate board director selection process discussion, DEI moment, Metro councilor discussion regarding new Nature & Parks Bond measure, CLIP funding options/decision, consideration of recommended changes to Personnel Policy 1.1.3 to replace use of Portland-Salem OR-WA CPI with West-Size A CPI-W for annual salary scale adjustments, Legislative update, Executive Session under ORS 192.355 to consider information exempt from public records laws, and Possible Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) to discuss land negotiations.

Monday, March 4, 2019, at 6:00pm. Agenda items include: Board member and program updates, Associate Board Director selection process, Zone Director eligibility House Bill, an equity moment, Watershed Council / Strategic Partnership Agreement updates and work plans, and a possible Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) to discuss land negotiations.

 

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and minutes for previous meetings here