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SWCD Toolbox: Board Operations
SWCD operations review self-assessment worksheet
Board Operations covers topics such as director roles and responsibilities, functioning as a board, oaths of office, recruiting candidates, and filling vacancies. To evaluate Board Operations, download and complete the Self-Assessment Worksheet (72K doc).

Tools and examples relating to Board Operations are available below. These tools are samples of other districts' work and are not recommendations. Any tools and examples downloaded will need to be customized and edited to fill your district's needs.

Read more about ODA's Operation Review process.

Tools and examples
Acronyms from Umatilla County SWCD (18K xls)

Board Duties
from OACD (27K doc)

Board Meeting PowerPoint presentation
from OACD/ODA NRD (57K ppt)

Board Member Orientation from SDAO (27K doc)

Board Officer Duties from SDAO (55K doc)

Board Responsibilities from OACD (31K doc)

Boardroom Rules from Marion SWCD (19K doc)

Director Recruitment Packet from Benton SWCD (344K doc)

Fifty Ways to Improve Your Board courtesy of Gwen Griffith (84K pdf)

How to Build a Better Board courtesy of Gwen Griffith (108K doc)

Oath of Office
(25K doc)

Powers and Duties of the Board
from SDAO (26K doc)

Rules for Brainstorming
from OACD (19K doc)

Rules for Conducting Meetings from OACD (71K doc)

Rules for Conducting Meetings - one page excerpt from OACD (32K doc)

SWCD Policy Checklist from ODA (57.4 pdf)

Other links
Oregon Government Ethics Commission