New district directors (elected and appointed)
Article XV, Section 3 of the Oregon Constitution provides that “[E]very person elected or appointed to any office under this Constitution shall, before entering on the duties thereof, take an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States, and of this State, and also an oath of office.”
All appointed directors are to take the Oath of Office when appointed to the position by the board.
All newly elected directors need to take the Oath of Office at the first SWCD meeting they attend following January 1, 2011.
1. Two copies of the Oath of Office are to be signed by:
The elected or appointed director, and
The SWCD board chair, a notary public, or other authorized official such as a county commissioner who is present at the swearing in of the director.
2. One copy of the Oath of Office is retained for your records.
3. One copy of the Oath of Office is to be mailed to:
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Program
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
4. The newly elected or appointed director is to be sworn-in at a district board meeting. A director cannot assume the duties of the board position until the oath of office is signed and the director is sworn-in.
Note: For consistency, each SWCD should designate and authorize a person(s) to be the authorized signatory for the Oaths of Office. There is no requirement that the signatory be a notary public. The district board chair, or other official, can be designated to sign the oath.
Oath of Office form